Infected Cities: a series of ten LIVECASTS about the impact of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has an enormous impact worldwide on areas such as employment, health care, social services and the economy, both now and in the coming period. While it is clear that everyone is affected by this pandemic, the impact is certainly not the same for different countries, continents, cities and different groups of people. In this series we will talk more about how different cities deal with the pandemic and the value of arts and culture in these cities that is now even more visible. Together with Pakhuis de Zwijger we will search for different so called ‘city makers’, think of artists, creatives and volunteers. They can give us an insight into their daily works and explain how they commit to make an impact during this pandemic and support those who suffer the most. Who are these people and what roles can creatives (designers, makers, writers and other storytellers) take to have a social impact in their city?
All LIVECASTs will be moderated by journalist, media educator and writer Zoë Papaikonomou. The guests will be experts from different fields. In particular, the highlight will be on artists and creatives with a connection to the Netherlands.
Every Thursday from May 7th until July 2nd, a LIVECAST about a different city will be aired via the platform of Pakhuis de Zwijger. We will have a closer look on the impact of the pandemic in cities that have a high number of inhabitants; the so called metropolises. The cities are located in countries that are part of the Dutch International Cultural Policy. In total nine LIVECASTS will air about nine cities.
The LIVECASTS of Infected Cities are planned as follows, all times in CEST. Click on the link for the webpage with more information and the links to register and watch the episode online.
Thursday May 7th, 6.30 - 8pm - Infected Cities #1: New York City, United States
Thursday May 14th, 2 - 3pm - Infected Cities #2: Jakarta, Indonesia
Thursday May 21st, 8.30 - 9.30pm - Infected Cities #3: Cairo, Egypt
Thursday May 28th, 4 - 5pm - Infected Cities #4: Moscow, Russia
Thursday June 4th, 4 - 5pm - Infected Cities #5: São Paulo, Brazil
Thursday June 11th, 2 - 3.30pm - Infected Cities #6: Shanghai, China
Thursday June 18th, 6.30 - 7.30pm - Infected Cities #7: Johannesburg, South Africa
Thursday June 25th, 4 - 5pm - Infected Cities #8: Istanbul, Turkey
Thursday July 2nd, 2 - 3pm - Infected Cities #9: Tokyo, Japan
Friday July 3rd, 4 - 5pm - Infected Cities #10: Special on Covid-19 and BIPOC communities
Soon after the episodes are broadcasted, the recording and reflection will be available via the DutchCulture online magazine.
The series Infected Cities is developed in collaboration with Pakhuis de Zwijger.