From Lockdown to Slowdown

What the pandemic slowdown can teach us about the challenges that lie ahead.

Confined to his house in Stockholm amid the pandemic, designer and urbanist Dan Hill wrote the “Slowdown Papers”, a reflection on the impact of COVID-19 and “the curves beyond the curve”. At the festival, Dan revisits the idea of ‘post-traumatic urbanism’ and discusses key learnings for bureaucrats from this period of slowing down. Let’s imagine how things can be rethought as the world re-opens.

You can read the full series of Dan’s remarkable slowdown papers here: medium.com/slowdown-papers