Created as part of the publisher’s 200th anniversary, Reconstruction after Covid will examine how the pandemic has affected how we live now and in the future
Launched today, the ambitious project will feature contributions from world-leading academics, experts, journalists and writers to reflect on the impact Covid has left on society and how we might rethink and adapt our ways of life going forward.
Reconstruction after Covid will feature contributions on a more hopeful approach to fighting the climate crisis, why we need a national food policy, how the pandemic might prompt us to rethink death and more.
The series is inspired by The Guardian’s Reconstruction in Europe, a series of essays commissioned in 1921 by editor CP Scott and edited by economist John Maynard Keynes. Published the following year, the series featured major contributions from Nobel laureates, politicians and economists as well as Keynes himself.
Reflecting on the new series, The Guardian’s editor-in-chief Katharine Viner said: “Covid 19 has exposed just how broken our societies are – from inequality and loneliness, to the climate crisis and racial injustice.
“In the Guardian’s 200th year, Reconstruction after Covid takes inspiration from CP Scott and John Maynard Keynes’s groundbreaking essay series published a century ago, to tell a new story about what can be done to rebuild a better world in the wake of the pandemic.”