Reflections on a post-corona-time

Intellectuals and artists around the world on the social consequences of the pandemic © Kitty Kahane

A virus is showing us how globally networked and yet how fragile our public life is. What does the pandemic mean to and for each of us and for society as a whole?

Here are some responses from intellectuals and artists around the world with regard to our present predicament and what lies in store for us afterwards.

Dossym Satpayev © Dossym Satpayev

Dossym Satpayev, Political scientist

The crisis situation that has emerged is a new object of research and a case study on crisis management. It is also a case study on human psychology in emergency situations, when many are out of their comfort zones. In Kazakhstan, it is a new challenge for the authorities and society, a kind of indicator which revealed many problems.