ONLINE - LIFE DURING THE PANDEMIC
In times of social distancing life has shifted from the physical world to online platforms. Video calls and social networks have become essential tools to preserve human connections, yet profoundly changed communication. Activities for which real-life encounters were considered indispensable, have found their way to the virtual realm in an attempt to keep alive routines and social occasions. Living rooms turn into sports halls, religion is practiced via computer and parties without crowds find partakers from home. Can a format that emerged as a coping mechanism for lockdowns during Coronavirus endure in a post-social distancing era? In what way can it replace real-life experiences? How does it reshape relationships, work environments and social norms?