The social, cultural & technological impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in family farming: the case of Washington State

December 9, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated transformations that we were expecting to happen in decades. The so-called “new normal” gave way to a covidianity characterized by structural instability affecting daily life, the fragility of economic systems and political cycles, speeding up technical shifts, and the dematerialization of human activity, caused by the increasing virtualization of a…

Digital Bridge: Providing digital access to low-income job seekers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Young person wearing a yellow shirt, jeans, boots, a medical face mask and a backpack sitting on exterior concrete steps typing on a laptop

October 13, 2021

The digital divide has long been recognized as a factor contributing to the economic marginalization of low-income communities, particularly Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color (BIPOC communities).1–7 The pandemic transformed the digital divide from a long-simmering issue to an immediate crisis as schools, training programs, and essential services rapidly moved from in-person to virtual…