In these unusual times, there seems to be an increased impact on disadvantaged communities. In a recent article, the Mayor of London stated that coronavirus ‘is discriminating – targeting the elderly, those with underlying health conditions and BAME communities’ with ‘poor health often a product of inadequate housing, overcrowding and poverty’. However, does public housing really have a detrimental impact on the well-being of communities?
It is unfair to expect the same amount of time and energy from all students during this pandemic. Coronavirus has intensified inequalities in wider society and this demands positive change. If we stand by the belief that the profession should reflect our communities, then our educational institutions must react similarly.
The internet offers seemingly endless possibilities- whether it’s another Zoom date with friends, posting on social media groups, playing games, or sharing our work online- but at the same time, there’s a certain sense of emptiness that comes with limiting your social interactions to a screen. Perhaps this is a chance to rediscover and redefine what staying connected means to us on a deeper level. Let's have a looks at some existing design solutions offered.