Joaquín Fargas

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Are we individual beings or are we part of a universal group that has an unknown common objective?

To the tragic impact of COVID-19, represented by the increasing number of deaths, followed by devastating economic effects that by themselves lead to a humanitarian crisis, uncertainty is added.

The emergence of the pandemic has put the world on pause or at least slowed down its activity to levels that can be seen at a glance, the environmental impact dramatically decreased, modifying the planet’s postcard.

We are in crisis, each and every one of us is trying to cope as well as possible, now the question is: so what? after the plague has been controlled. Like any crisis we can transform it into opportunity.

It is the first time in humanity´s history that an event has global characteristics synchronously, we have the tough privilege of sharing this unprecedented situation.

Also first time, world society has a common goal. Those objectives that are usually different, often antagonistic, motives for wars since the beginning of times, today are combined into one as a proof that we are globalized, we are on the ¨same boat¨.

The ceasefire is almost universal these days, when this is over: Will we have learned the lesson and have more respect for life?

The dramatic reduction of environmental impact: does it taught us a lesson or will we all be waiting to consume again in a wild race to recover our supposed quality of life?

In any case, the world will not be the same, what can be the contribution of art to the new world that is arising?

Art can provide its creativity, its lateral thinking, an imagination without protocols.

The Complex Thoughts Lab invites all disciplines to make their contribution, to think outside the box to put together a model of the new world after COVID-19.

Are we willing to rethink the concepts of well-being, will we be able to move towards a more caring society, will we commit ourselves to bequeath a better world to future generations?

Joaquín Fargas