Life in Quarantine: Witnessing Global Pandemic

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jun. 22, 2020

We are working hard to create a new, great website to house Life in Quarantine: Witnessing Global Pandemic. Until the new site is finished, we will not be posting new submissions on this website. We are still accepting new stories, and they will be published on our new site, along with the entirety of our current archive. Thank you for your submissions and for your patience!

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The COVID-19 pandemic is changing our lives across the globe.

How has it changed yours?

The goal of Life in Quarantine: Witnessing Global Pandemic is to produce a public historical archive documenting how the extreme new conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are changing the routines, expectations, and dreams of people from all walks of life, all nationalities, communities, genders, and aged groups across the globe. 

Although the spread of COVID-19 is global in its impact, people everywhere are not experiencing it uniformly. This project is an attempt to collect, document, and demonstrate the virus’ varied effects on peoples’ lives through personal accounts. In this surreal historical moment our hope is that through an archive of lived experiences we can promote cultural and personal interconnectedness and solidarity

This archive is designed to function as a public resource and historical record to inform individuals, governments, organizations, and businesses about peoples’ paramount fears, hopes, priorities, needs, and concerns during this and other potential global crises.

We aim to provide a comprehensive picture of the varied ways in which people are experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe, and therefore we invite you to submit a written account in which you reflect on your lived experiences under these new circumstances.

Life in Quarantine: Witnessing Global Pandemic is an initiative sponsored by the Poetic Media Lab and the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis at Stanford University.