Culture, Politics and Global Justice

A research cluster in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge

The Covid Condition

The Covid Condition is an open discussion group, building on last year’s experimental Digital Condition group. For each meeting there will be a short article and a series of questions posed in advance, with the session being an open forum for raising and reflected on related issues. Participants are encouraged to write short reflections for the CPGJ blog but these are entirely optional.

Meeting 1: time/date (tbc)

You already live in quarantine, by Ian Bogost

  • How is the experience of social distancing shaped by class, gender and race?
  • In what ways does the social experience of this pandemic differ from past pandemics?
  • How might these experiences transform understanding of public/private and life/work?
  • What role has boredom played in people’s experience of the pandemic.

If you would like to participate, please e-mail mac228 AT cam.ac.uk to be added to a mailing list for the group. Readings, questions and joining details will be distributed via e-mail in advance of each session.

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