Ethnographies in time of Corona Virus
Course supervised by S. Guinand and C. Schmid
Urban space and research seen through the lens of the camera: Master students in Architecture on their experiences in Covid-19 virus time using photography as a means to convene impressions and experiences on this particular moment.
As the Covid-19 hit Europe last March 2020 and announcement of remote teaching took place at the ETH Zürich, the qualitative methods course (Sociology – Memories of Zürich West) needed a complete reframing. With students abroad, others back to their own towns, focus on the Covid-19 became the subject of investigation. Keeping the course’s themes of memories and space in the background, students were asked to explore the impact of the Covid-19 on their daily-life and surroundings. These short photo-ethnographic accounts are presented here.