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How do different metropolises deal with the corona pandemic and the value of arts & culture in these cities? A series organised between DutchCulture and Pakhuis de Zwijger.


The COVID-19 pandemic has an enormous impact worldwide on areas such as employment, health care, social services and the economy, both now and in the coming period. While it is clear that everyone is affected by this pandemic, the impact is certainly not the same for different countries, continents, cities and different groups of people. In this series, DutchCulture talks about how different cities deal with the pandemic and the value of arts and culture in these cities that is now even more visible. Together with Pakhuis de Zwijger, they will search for different so-called ‘city makers’, think of artists, creatives and volunteers. These ‘city makers’ gave insight into their daily works and explain how they commit to make an impact during this pandemic and support those who suffer the most. Who are these people and what roles can creatives (designers, makers, writers and other storytellers) take to have a social impact in their city?

All LIVECASTs were moderated by journalist, media educators and writer Zoë Papaikonomou. The guests were experts from different fields. In particular, the highlights were on artists and creatives with a connection to the Netherlands.

Click below to view and read more about the individual LIVECASTs:

Infected Cities #1: New York City

Infected Cities #2: Jakarta

Infected Cities #3: Cairo

Infected Cities #4: Moscow

Infected Cities #5: São Paulo

Infected Cities #6: Shanghai

Infected Cities #7: Johannesburg

Infected Cities #8: Istanbul

Infected Cities #9: Tokyo

Infected Cities #Special: COVID-19 & BIPOC Communities

For more information visit www.dezwijger.nl & www.dutchculture.nl

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