In the lives of many people, this will be the summer in which there was no sea, no holiday, no socialising with friends, and the summer in which some lost their loved ones and others lost their jobs. Perhaps we’ll also remember it as the moment of birth of a new world in which a government based on fear suppresses democracy
In this area we’ve remembered summers in which we faced scarcity, the collapse of the country and war, but we’ve never before had a summer in which we had the same, uniform and invisible enemy that is both global and local, both in us and among us. It has already resulted in multiple consequences that we are yet to face in terms of health, the economy and society. We spoke with our interlocutors about the unusual times in which we live and the personal and social responses to the threat confronting us.