Afternoon walk, Stockholm 17 March 2020

1: Writing the coronavirus to memory

Observing, listening and writing, as a way of remembering the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, from within the midst of the slowdown.

Dan Hill
Dan Hill
Apr 7, 2020 · 5 min read

Writing to memory

“One person writing in a quiet room, trying to connect with another person, reading in another quiet — or maybe not so quiet — room … But in the end, stories are about one person saying to another: This is the way it feels to me. Can you understand what I’m saying? Does it also feel this way to you?” — Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel lecture, 7 December 2017

How to read these papers

1: Writing to memory

2: The pitiless crowbar of events

3: Remember the bushfires to remember the virus

4: We make the virus and the virus makes us

5: The curves beyond the curve

6: A language in crisis

7: Cultures of decision-making, in Sweden and beyond

8: An A/B test on our way of life

9: The restoration

10: Another Green World

11: Post-traumatic urbanism and radical indigenism

12: Between the roots and the stars

Slowdown Papers

A series of reflections and loose extrapolations, based on the early impact of the Coronavirus

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Dan Hill

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Dan Hill

Designer, urbanist, etc. Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova, Swedish govt’s innovation agency. Visiting prof UCL Bartlett IIPP + Design Academy Eindhoven

Slowdown Papers

The Slowdown Papers are a series of observations, reflections and loose extrapolations, based on the early impact of the Coronavirus COVID–19 pandemic, particularly on the way we make decisions about cities, systems, infrastructures, cultures, and technologies.

Dan Hill

Written by

Dan Hill

Designer, urbanist, etc. Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova, Swedish govt’s innovation agency. Visiting prof UCL Bartlett IIPP + Design Academy Eindhoven

Slowdown Papers

The Slowdown Papers are a series of observations, reflections and loose extrapolations, based on the early impact of the Coronavirus COVID–19 pandemic, particularly on the way we make decisions about cities, systems, infrastructures, cultures, and technologies.

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