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Through the Lens of COVID-19: An Artistic Collection of Pandemic Experiences


The Duke Initiative for Science & Society invites you to tell your COVID-19 story and help us chronicle the collective effects of the pandemic on the Duke Community

For all of us in the Duke community, March of 2020 brought significant change to the rhythms of our lives. Education and work were disrupted, community spaces were vacated, and much of our world shifted to isolated spheres, with only essential work and technology keeping us connected.

We all felt loss, whether of a personal connection, an opportunity, or our typical daily patterns.  Many of us also experienced unanticipated positives: enjoying more time with family, discovering a passion for baking or gardening or fitness, or perhaps simply developing a greater appreciation for the little joys in life.  Regardless of the extent, we have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, living through a year of changes small and large.


Through the Lens of COVID-19 is an online archive of artistic representations of experiences designed to allow every member of the Duke community to unite, heal, and reflect on the past year. We are inviting all members of the Duke community – students, staff, faculty – to submit artistic reflections of their lived pandemic experiences.  Submissions of all media are welcomed.


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