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The constant flows: Experiences and stories of the COVID-19 pandemic

English title The constant flows: Experiences and stories of the COVID-19 pandemic
Applicant Burton-Jeangros Claudine
Number 208385
Funding scheme Agora
Research institution Département de Sociologie Faculté des Sciences de la Société Université de Genève
Institution of higher education University of Geneva - GE
Main discipline Sociology
Start/End 01.05.2022 - 30.04.2023
Approved amount 190'133.00
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All Disciplines (3)

Discipline
Sociology
Communication sciences
Health

Keywords (4)

pandemic; covid-19; social sciences; participatory format

Lay Summary (French)

Lead
L'exposition 'Histoires de COVID' qui aura lieu du 23 février au 28 avril 2023 à Genève sera organisée autour des conséquences sociales de la pandémie de COVID-19 et des modalités concrètes que cette dernière a revêtu pour différents segments de la société.
Lay summary

En vue de mieux saisir les conséquences sociales à long terme de cette crise, les installations de l'exposition visent à faire émerger les vécus des un.es et des autres mais aussi les ajustements qu'ils et elles ont mis en place pour faire face à la crise, qu'ils soient temporaires ou plus durables. L'exposition est destinée à plusieurs audiences, notamment des élèves âgés entre 12 et 18 ans, mais aussi le public général. Les visiteur.ses seront amené.es à interagir avec différents contenus les amenant à se remémorer leurs expériences et à partager leurs histoires sensibles autour du COVID, sous formes de dessins, d'images ou de témoignages. Ils et elles seront accompagné.es par des chercheur.ses en sciences sociales. Dans un dispositif participatif, leurs vécus seront récoltés comme des traces de la pandémie offrant un matériau d'analyse pour la recherche en sciences sociales. 

L'exposition portera sur les différents flux et reflux vécus par chacun.e d'entre nous depuis le premier confinement de mars 2020, que ce soit en terme de circulation des personnes, des objets, ou encore des données et de l'information. La fermeture des frontières, la mise sur le marché d'équipements de protection contre le virus, les applications de traçage, la production massive d'informations à travers de multiples canaux de communication ont ainsi marqué nos expériences de la pandémie.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 22.04.2022

Lay Summary (English)

Lead
The exhibition 'COVID stories' which will take place from February 23 to April 28, 2023 in Geneva will be organized around the social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the concrete ways in which it has affected different segments of society.
Lay summary

In order to better grasp the long-term social consequences of this crisis, the exhibition's installations aim to bring to the forefront the experiences of individuals and the adjustments they have made to cope with the crisis, whether temporary or more lasting. The exhibition is intended for a variety of audiences, including students between the ages of 12 and 18, but also the general public. Visitors will be asked to interact with different contents that will lead them to recall their experiences and share their sensitive stories about COVID, in the form of drawings, images or testimonies. They will be accompanied by social science researchers. In a participatory process, their experiences will be collected as traces of the pandemic, offering material for analysis for social science research.

The exhibition will focus on the different flows and backflows experienced by each of us since the first containment in March 2020, whether in terms of the circulation of people, objects, or data and information. The closure of borders, the marketing of protective equipment against the virus, tracking applications, and the massive production of information through multiple communication channels have marked our experiences of the pandemic.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 22.04.2022

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Abstract

The purpose of this project is to set up an exhibition, taking place in Geneva from February 13th 2023 to April 28th 2023, where visitors will be able to interact with researchers from the Geneva School of Social Sciences (University of Geneva), in order to learn and debate about some aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic consequences in society. The exhibition will involve several activities, some targeted at a general audience, some more specifically prepared for classes of high-school students, who will come with their teachers to meet our researchers.
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