Category: COVID November

Media Solitude

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There is a family here. A family like any other, a family like no other, like all families: a blend of love and hate, of mixed, nuanced feelings; rocked by contradictions and conflicts. Family, this peculiar comunitarian structure, particularly problematic, even when emblematic…

Warped Time

Collective isolation is a centrifugal force: as we spin around the axis of public health and growing public fear, we are crushed against our inner walls, which separate us from anyone on the other side. In Santiago, while we quarantined between May and September, we…

Without Hurrying, but without Pausing

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A specter has begun to float around the world: a new social pact. This notion-proposal is just about everywhere at global forums, common sense among politicians on both the right and left and constantly present in the international press. And this seems normal…

Researching Architecture Without Leaving Home

2020 was the beginning of my master’s degree studies. At the end of 2019 I found out that I was accepted into the at the University of São Paulo master’s in history and

The Luxury of Social Isolation

The Covid-19 pandemic swept through Paraisópolis, one of the biggest favelas in São Paulo, Brazil, a place with one of the worst Human Index scores in the country—that includes measures of poverty, health, education, welfare and access to public services…

Reflecting on Covid-19: Seven Sundays

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We always have lived with the constant tic tac of a global rhythm, like if we are in a military training where there is no place for rest and need to be more efficient and productive each day. Everybody should have high performance in all aspects of life, more degrees, courses…

Peri Alto, a Suburban Pandemic

The Peri Alto favela, in the northern suburbs of São Paulo, reflects the structure of the Brazilian society.  At the top of the mountain there are the most solid houses, built in the 70s, when from the northeast of Brazil people emigrated to São Paulo in search of fortune. From the…

The Literate Universe and the Pandemic

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When my father tested positive for Covid-19 we became a worried, and lost, family. We didn’t know how he had become infected or what we could do to help him…

Reflecting on the Work of Emi Takahashi

Emi Takahashi’s work presents at this very troubled moment in our society are not the outcome of chance, but of a journey of great dedication and perseverance. Escaping the clichés of the contemporary world and the immediate and flat images of social media has proved…

El jardín pandémico

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Imagine the tranquility of a garden. With the aroma of flowers mixed in with the buzzing of bees and the contrast of shady trees against the fierce Paraguayan sun. From the intimacy of a family garden in which daily ritual leads one to water the plants, gather up the dry leaves…

The Days and the Neighbors I Didn’t Know I Had

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Now there is time to sit and watch. Life becomes contemplation of the landscape of the windows, the waiting and the observation arereleased, because the time is presented in a strange way. Daily rituals that remained invisible and that are now part of our stories and…

The Pandemic in Venezuela

Latin America is the world’s epicenter of Covid-19, with more than 10 million cases and 400,000 deaths as of November 1. The region’s countries have nine of the world’s 16 highest mortality rates per 100,000, with Peru claiming the dubious distinction of the highest rate after…

Image, Pandemic, Return: the Drama of Venezuelan Migrants

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Two girls look at each other intently, they are standing up and their raised hands move to a song to clap along that makes their afternoon happy. An expression of joy can be seen in both, though one has half her face covered by a face mask. The space they occupy, the moment…

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