• Chronicles of care: A design history of the COVID-19 virus

Galdon, Fernando, Rodgers, Paul and Bremner, Jonathan Craig, 2024, Book, Chronicles of care: A design history of the COVID-19 virus Series in Design . Vernon Press, Malaga, Spain. ISBN 978-1-64889-718-4

Abstract or Description:

The Covid-19 crisis and the designed interventions that the authors have catalogued in this book prove definitively that design does care. The authors documented this as it evolved every day from the 1st January 2020 to 31st May 2020 inclusive. Then they looked at all of this care and caring from the point of view of design and, by the sheer volume of design interventions they have documented, illustrate that design is good in a crisis.
What the Covid-19 pandemic illustrated is that for the first time in modern history, capital was totally irrelevant. Money could not save your life. Only design could. Rapidly designed masks, shelters, hospitals, instructional posters, infographics, dashboards, respirators, sanitisers, virtual and local communities emerged to save us. From January 2020, design became king.

Official URL: https://vernonpress.com/book/1798
Subjects: Other > Medicine and Dentistry > A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W290 Design studies not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Design
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design; Covid-19; Care
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2024 14:01
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2024 14:01
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4359
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