Everyday Signs in Exceptional Times: The short life of @atlas_everydayx

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In the earliest stages of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, medical experts and organizations around the world sought to understand the effects of the novel coronavirus, the most likely paths of transmission, and the best preventative methods for slowing and containing contagion. One of the most effective preventative tools in ‘fighting’ the spread, we were advised, was simply keeping a couple of metres apart from others.The broad-sweeping acceptance of this principle ushered in a vast suite of material forms and processes aimed at keeping members of the community from infecting one another. The project Atlas of Everyday X arose in response to the emergence of social distancing measures, and one particular mode of material expression—the COVID-19 social distancing floor mark. This visual essay reveals the impetus behind the Atlas of Everyday X, and through a selection of images charts some of the similarities and differences in the visual language of social distancing floor glyphs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchaeology as Festival
Subtitle of host publicationVirtual wanderings through festivalCHAT during Covid-19
EditorsRachael Kiddey , William R. Caraher
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
PublisherBAR International
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781407360539
Publication statusPublished - 2023


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