We are an arbitrary group of people who offer a form of consensus around what humanity may be able to do on local and global levels in response to the current crisis.
- We believe this is a moment to reflect on our individual and collective responsibilities and change our relationship to each other and the society.
- We believe that there should be more resources to support people’s mental and physical health.
- From this radical shared experience – the virus – we want to grow sensitive to other, less visible, shared experiences – to encourage those who are comfortable to empathise with those who are harmed.
- We believe that there is an urgent need to enact our humanity by generating shared, equal, nonjudgmental spaces of social, cultural, and political exchange.
- We believe we must foster safety for all, via acceptance, access.
- We believe we must expand our periphery, seeing limits as opportunities, and acknowledging our existing privileges in doing so.
- If we take the term “apocalypse” at its root definition as an “unveiling” or a “revealing of what could not be seen before”, rather than just ignoring what has been revealed, we must not only acknowledge it, but act, and make something new.
- We believe that this current crisis offers an opportunity to raise awareness of global interconnectivity, and to negotiate new ways to live in relation to one another and to the environment.