How COVID-19 has Fostered a New Architecture of Displacement

It’s no secret that 2020 has been the year of adversity. For many, nationwide shelter-in-place orders have meant Tiger King marathons, at-home workouts, and banana bread. Yet, for the most vulnerable communities in our society, shelter-in-place orders have provided more permanent settlement opportunities, giving rise to larger, more robust homeless encampments.  Unhoused communities are uniquely…

COVID-19: Who is made a priority in the media?

The coronavirus has ushered in — for what seems like the first time in a century — a period of solidarity around the world. The lethal pandemic, also referred to as COVID-19, spreads irrespective of borders and nationalities, yet Western media has specifically favored coverage of Europe and the United States. Such attention has amplified…