PanMeMic Manifesto: making meaning in the Covid-19 pandemic and the future of social interaction

Elisabetta Adami, Najma Al Zidjaly, German Canale, Emilia Djonov, Maryam S. Ghiasian, Clarice Gualberto, Styliani Karatza, Victor Fei Lim, Ana Pedrazzini, Jesse Pirini, Janina Wildfeuer, Yiqiong Zhang, The PanMeMic Collective

    Research output: Working paper


    This manifesto stems from a transmedia initiative for collective research designed to shape-from the bottom-up-a socially responsive and responsible culture of inquiry, in observing, recording, sharing and reflecting on the changes to communication and interaction caused by the COVID-19 crisis and their enduring effects post-pandemic. The objectives of the manifesto are (a) to identify key changes in communication and interaction practices during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, and (b) to offer a blueprint for an innovative methodology involving academics and non-academics in collective research into these and any future changes to the communication landscape across different socio-cultural contexts. The manifesto presents: (1) the factors that make changes in communication and interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic topical for research; (2) the coordinates of these changes; (3) questions that these changes raise; (4) a proposal for a methodology that complements established research methods to understand these changes; and (5) preliminary data on the activities that the research collective PanMeMic has conducted in its first two months of existence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherKings College London
    Number of pages20
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2020

    Publication series

    NameWorking Papers in Urban Language & Literacies
    PublisherKings College London


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