The COVID-19 pandemic may not have shattered the foundations of the world order, but it has fundamentally changed the way we think, work, and live – and the emerging “new normal” does not seem normal at all. Every other week, Maciej Kuziemski discusses a crucial dimension of the “new postnormal” with a leading expert or thinker, to discover ways we can build back better.
Reset the Internet? | Cory Doctorow
From the European Union to China, authorities are cracking down on large tech companies. But to protect individual digital rights and break the monopoly power that is destroying our societies, much more needs to be done.
Collective Thinking for the Common Good | Geoff Mulgan
The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare systemic inequities that we will have to address if we are going to succeed at building sustainable economies and resilient societies. Could collective intelligence, harnessed through novel participatory methods, be the key to designing the policies countries need?
The City Awakens | Yves Daccord
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life everywhere, but particularly in cities. The question is whether it can also spur an urban renewal, with cities being transformed into cleaner, safer, more equitable, and more sustainable places to live.
*Yves Daccord, a co-founder of Edgelands Institute and a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, is a former director general of the International Committee of the Red Cross.