“Partnering for a better world” during Covid-19 – Matariki online photo gallery.
The Covid-19 pandemic has swept across the entire world during the first part of 2020; leaving extreme destruction and devastation in its wake. As a way of documenting this unprecedented moment in time and to look forward to a more positive future together, the Matariki Network has set up a collaborative online photo gallery to help build our community and generate virtual network connections in a time of increased physical distancing.
Students, staff and Faculty members across the Matariki Network are experiencing the impacts COVID-19 in a variety of different ways. This collection of photos seeks to demonstrate the diversity of experience that has arisen from a single, common event.
Students, staff and Faculty members were invited to submit a photograph relating to their personal pandemic experience. Since the strapline of the Matariki Network is “partnering for a better world”, we asked participants to contribute images which reflected how this was being achieved across the world during times of extreme difficulty and challenge. This could be around the theme of social distancing, ways of maintaining mental wellness during lockdown and beyond, the notion of global citizenship, family life and traditions, changes in home institution or local area, experiences abroad relating to COVID-19, or anything else relating to personal experience or impressions of the global crisis. Images relating to our theme of “partnering for a better world” (pre- or post-pandemic) were also accepted.
All suitable photos received have been collated into an online gallery (below), which has also be shared and promoted on Twitter and via individual partners’ online platforms. Many thanks to all who contributed!