What will the world look like after Coronavirus? If history is any guide, our future could be very different.
From revolutions to scientific breakthroughs, past pandemics have precipitated far-reaching transformations.
Already, coronavirus has upended the economic and social status quo. There are grave challenges, but also opportunities. As governments struggle to protect lives and keep our economies afloat, ambitious ideas that once seemed improbable have suddenly become surprisingly plausible.
As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, openDemocracy and UCL’s Department of Education, Practice and Society have teamed up to launch a competition to find and shout about the best ideas from the next generation for what should come next.
The grand prize includes £200 in book vouchers and a bespoke training opportunity with either open Democracy or UCL that may take the form of a mini-fellowship, work experience, or placement in line with the winner’s area of interest.
The People’s Choice winner will receive £100 in book vouchers and runners-up will receive £50 in book vouchers.
Winners will be announced on 2 August and will be notified by email.