Pandemic Glossary is an online participatory project that was launched at the previous edition of BILBAO DESIGN WEEK in 2020; a collective experiment to invent and create words to name specific issues that have arisen during the pandemic, confinement and the "new normality".
For the past year, we have been receiving terms that people have sent us via the website. Today we have around 100 very different terms, which include the following: quarateens, nose-spreading, falsificante, confidestino, zoombada or covidiota.
Some are already relics of the pandemic because they relate to how we have adapted to virus control measures, which have now changed. Others, on the other hand, seem to have been here forever. We have analysed what this new lexicon shows us. The new words that people have invented tell us, among other things, about the new ways people relate to each other, about new habits, about polarisation, about the care crisis, about the presence of technology in our lives.
Now, in the context of BILBAO DESIGN WEEK 2021, we wish to continue delving into the experiment and have therefore prepared a new edition that will address some of the realities and conflicts raised by the terms in the Pandemic Glossary. We want to take advantage of the cracks, opportunities and new realities that have emerged to collect SOLUTIONS, PROPOSALS, IDEAS, MEASURES for the new normality in a participatory way. How?
CONVERSATIONS FOR THE NEW NORMAL
We have invited experts from different areas and representatives of collectives and organisations to take part in a series of online conversations to see how some of the issues are evolving since the outbreak of the pandemic and in the new phase of "normality" that we seem to be entering in recent months. The conversations will be published on the Pandemic Glossary and BILBAO DESIGN WEEK 2O21 websites.
The three themes on which the conversations and the call for ideas will be based are as follows:
Health beyond the pandemic. Community health and shared care. Speakers to be confirmed.
Tourism and sustainability: new horizons and changes of course. Speakers to be confirmed.
New ways of doing politics and participating: Is the Internet the new political arena? Speakers to be confirmed.
IDEAS BOX and COMPLAINT SHEETS
These conversations will serve as a platform for launching a new public call for SOLUTIONS, PROPOSALS, IDEAS, MEASURES or VINDICATIONS for the new normality.
A form will be available at glosariopandemia.eus so that so anyone can participate by submitting their proposals. Thereby creating an open mailbox that will be visible in real-time as open data and help us to create a collective map of solutions.
WE WILL PUBLISH THE VIDEOS WITH THE CONVERSATIONS STARTING 8 NOVEMBER AND WE WILL OPEN THE IDEAS AND COMPLAINT FORMS MAILBOX