From lock down to lock in?
COVID-19, changing social practices and transitioning to sustainable lifestyles
A brief introduction
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted everyday life in over 200 other countries. In attempts to contain the virus outbreak, governments have restricted the freedom of movement of citizens. There is no lack in news on COVID-19 but there is certainly a need for more social research surrounding it.
Our aim is to uncover social and cultural differentiation in impacts of the pandemic on citizens’ everyday lives.
The background, objectives, approaches, and output/relevance of this research can be explored through the ‘About the research’ section.
This project is being led and coordinated by the Environmental Policy Group (Wageningen University) and involves an international collaboration with consumption scholars across Europe, Asia and the USA. See who is on the team through the ‘Who are we?’ section.
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Our recent posts
- How COVID-19 Changed Everyday Life in Germany – Insights from Interviews in Berlin and MunichElisabeth Süßbauer, Uta Böhm, Rabea-Lorina Dehning, Henrike Rau, Martina Schäfer After recognition of the coronavirus as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 12th, the German states closed all schools, nurseries and universities. There was a banContinue reading “How COVID-19 Changed Everyday Life in Germany – Insights from Interviews in Berlin and Munich”
- Everyday Life in a Pandemic: NorwayJohannes Volden, author, is part of the Norway research team from the University of Oslo, which includes Dr Arve Hansen and Dr Ulrikke Wethal. On March 12th, 2020, the Norwegian authorities declared that they had lost control over the spreadContinue reading “Everyday Life in a Pandemic: Norway”
- The impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the diets of Hanoi’s urban poorThe urban poor in Vietnam depend heavily on informal food systems. How will COVID-19 lockdown measures impact their food security and what will be the knock-on effects for daily life? Originally posted as a guest blog by Sigrid Wertheim-Heck onContinue reading “The impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the diets of Hanoi’s urban poor”