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Life in the time of COVID-19: A Time Capsule

May 1 @ 12:00 am - July 31 @ 12:00 pm


Life in the time of COVID-19 is different than anything we’ve ever experienced as a collective before. At the Department of Imaginary Affairs, we believe that the stories we tell ourselves about this moment will shape our individual and collective realities for years to come. We are creating a time capsule of letters, stories, and artifacts from this moment for our future selves, and we invite you to participate in co-creating it with us.

We are creating a time capsule because we believe we are in a moment, and that the stories that we tell about this moment will shape our individual and collective futures for years to come.

Paint a picture for your future self. Tell them where you are, what you’re thinking, how you’re feeling, what you’re doing, how you’re spending your days, and what you think is yet to come. That last piece, imagining the future, may feel tricky right now, when so much is uncertain. But what better time to imagine a new world than when so much of the current world is falling apart and falling away? Think of the world today as a computer that we’ve denied updates for far too long. It has now become overwhelmed and has shut down. The good news is, it’s in the process of restarting and installing updates and we get to decide what those updates are. Channel your favourite fiction author, flex your imagination, aka your world-building muscle, and let yourself tease out the details of our potential future.


May 1 @ 12:00 am
July 31 @ 12:00 pm


Department of Imaginary Affairs


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