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VIRTUAL Lecture: Covid Copenhagen

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May 31
Lecture
VIRTUAL Lecture: Covid Copenhagen
May 31, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Event date

With Danish photographers Lasse Bak Mejlvang and Mads Eneqvist

While many of us stay home, the Danish photographers Lasse Bak Mejlvang and Mads Eneqvist, head out, armed with cameras and hand sanitizer – on proper distance from each other – in search of moments and evidence of how the world has changed in the COVID-19 era.

In this specific project they put the spotlight on Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. The aim was to document the emptiness and loneliness the virus brought with it.

On February 27, the first Danish case of COVID-19 was confirmed. Since then, the virus has spread at such a fast rate that the government decided to instate a temporary 14-day lockdown (which was later extended), close the borders, and urge Danish citizens abroad to come home as soon as possible.

Now, more than two months later, schools, institutions, restaurants, and bars are slowly opening again in Denmark. Big events are still prohibited, and gatherings of more than 10 people are illegal. As for now the borders are still closed.

So far 368,889 Danish citizens have been tested for COVID-19, of those 10,791 were testing positive and 8,959 have completely recovered. 537 have died.(As of May 15th, 2020)

The Covid Copenhagen lecture will be hosted by the Museum on Zoom and will include a selection of 30 images by the photographers. The presentation includes a Q&A session where the audience will have a chance to ask questions in the chat function on Zoom.

Lasse Bak Mejlvang was part of the past photography exhibit Legacy, on display at the National Nordic Museum February 1–March 15, 2020.

Cost: Free; must RSVP to receive the Zoom link. The link will be provided the day before the event.


 


 


 

VIRTUAL Lecture: Covid Copenhagen

With Danish photographers Lasse Bak Mejlvang and Mads Eneqvist

While many of us stay home, the Danish photographers Lasse Bak Mejlvang and Mads Eneqvist, head out, armed with cameras and hand sanitizer – on proper distance from each other – in search of moments and evidence of how the world has changed in the COVID-19 era.

In this specific project they put the spotlight on Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. The aim was to document the emptiness and loneliness the virus brought with it.

On February 27, the first Danish case of COVID-19 was confirmed. Since then, the virus has spread at such a fast rate that the government decided to instate a temporary 14-day lockdown (which was later extended), close the borders, and urge Danish citizens abroad to come home as soon as possible.

Now, more than two months later, schools, institutions, restaurants, and bars are slowly opening again in Denmark. Big events are still prohibited, and gatherings of more than 10 people are illegal. As for now the borders are still closed.

So far 368,889 Danish citizens have been tested for COVID-19, of those 10,791 were testing positive and 8,959 have completely recovered. 537 have died.(As of May 15th, 2020)

The Covid Copenhagen lecture will be hosted by the Museum on Zoom and will include a selection of 30 images by the photographers. The presentation includes a Q&A session where the audience will have a chance to ask questions in the chat function on Zoom.

Lasse Bak Mejlvang was part of the past photography exhibit Legacy, on display at the National Nordic Museum February 1–March 15, 2020.

Cost: Free; must RSVP to receive the Zoom link. The link will be provided the day before the event.


 


 


 

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