While some optimists think there will be a lasting positive change in our well-being model, with the quality of relationships and common goods at its centre, Manzini argues that things are not necessary going in that direction. A confrontation is required.
Fourth (and particularly rich) edition of features and articles on what may lie ahead.
As the Covid-19 crisis hopefully comes slowly under control, we ought to attend to a very different kind of crisis, and one which is scarcely visible: the deteriorating state of our shared social imagination.
Third edition of features and articles on what may lie ahead. Four in English, three in Italian.
Two new initiatives - one from the US and one from Utrecht (NL)
How will the pandemic change the way we live and do business? In this whitepaper the Zukunftsinstitut describes four possible scenarios of how the corona crisis can transform the world.
Here are some more features and articles on what may lie ahead.
L'idea di un "ritorno alla normalità non sembra più sostenibile. Ci sarà una nuova normalità che per tanti versi è molto diversa dalla vecchia normalità. E le scelte che facciamo ora - in fretta e senza pensarci troppo - avranno un impatto su quel mondo diverso in cui vivremo.
The idea of a "return to normal" seems no longer tenable. There will be a new normal that is in many ways very different from the old normal. And choices we make now - in a rush and without much thought - will impact that different world we will inhabit.
Two articles, one by Matt Simon in Wired and another by Benedict Carey in the New York Times, summarize scientific research that illustrates why mass panic is unlikely in this pandemic situation.