Living through Coronavirus – but how much will we remember in the future?

The Nordic museum has asked people to recount their experiences of living in this pandemic, and how their lives and behaviour has changed. (Karolina Kristensson/Nordiska museet)
How has everyday life changed since the Coronavirus outbreak, what will the future look like and how much will we remember of these troubled times?

Just some of the questions being asked by Stockholm’s Nordic Museum, which has been collecting people’s stories in Sweden for over a century.

We are part of something that is already history. It is important to do this when it is happening and what we all have in common is that we don’t know what is going to happen”

The ‘Corona collection’ has received over 3,300 texts, diaries, videos and songs from people recounting their experiences of living in this pandemic, and Jörgen Löwenfeldt says how children are dealing with the crisis is of particular interest.

Click on the link to listen to the interview.

Related stories from around the North:

Arctic: Roundup of COVID-19 responses around the Arctic, Eye on the Arctic

Canada: More than 100 people refused entry to Canada’s North under COVID-19 travel bans, CBC News

Finland: First Covid-19 death reported in southwestern Finnish Lapland, Yle News

Greenland: COVID-19: Arctic science expedition postpones flight campaign after trainee tests positive for virus, Eye on the Arctic

Norway: Norwegian Arctic wilderness tourism hit particularly hard by coronavirus, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Almost 2,000 workers have contracted COVID-19 at this Russian Arctic construction site, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: WHO says Sweden’s coronavirus strategy could be ‘a future model’ post lockdowns, Radio Sweden

United States: COVID-19 pandemic raises hard questions about health disparities, says Int’l Inuit org, Eye on the Arctic

David Russell, Radio Sweden

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