Forge Craft's COVID Companion
A FIELD GUIDE TO LIFE POST-COVID
The COVID-19 pandemic sent shockwaves rippling across the globe causing widespread sickness and death. It introduced the Western world to physical distancing, caused painful social isolation, shuttered entire industries, depressed global markets, and forced us to completely rethink how we live in the world.
Emerging technologies, new business models, and evolving social patterns constantly inform each other symbiotically. More and more, people need technology to interact, to perform daily functions, to be entertained – this was the case even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, many aspects of our lives have slowed down. Social circles have tightened and become more insular. Personal contact and communication are now more highly prized than ever.
While we all wish for a return to “normal,” life Post COVID-19 will not be normal in the ways to which we have been accustomed. As we envision boldly stepping back into the PO-CO world — hopefully sooner than later — we endeavor to tread confidently but also safely into a new public realm. These PO-CO places will be reconfigured and reconstituted to promote socially responsible consumerism, where working, living and playing do not pose inherent health risks to
yourself or others.