This project is about changes in work and everyday life caused by the covid-19-pandemic in the lives of different persons in Europe. 
In collaboration, we want to give people, whose lives have been turned 180 degrees, the space and the opportunity to be seen and to share their experiences. 
The pictures show people in their private or professional environment – the fusion of workplace, private and study space. To give a more personal insight, we used different visual strategies. We worked with handwritten text, audio and qutoes from interviews. The project started in May 2021 and was made in cooperation between Carmen Körner and Cynthia Ruf. 

Susanne, 60, works in a psychosomatic clinic. During the lockdown, she and her colleagues had to work much longer hours and parts of the ward had to be temporarily closed due to staff shortages. Söldlingen, Germany - 08/2021

Riccardo, 26, photographer and videographer, had many job cancellations due to the lockdown. Mannheim, Germany 

The figure was a gift from friends who brought it with them on their travels. They were Riccardo's only constant during the lockdown. - 06/2021

Manjiao, 24, finds it difficult to get in touch with other students in the photography studies. Because of the contact restrictions, she has only been able to improve her German slowly so far. Essen, Germany - 06/2021

Inge, 82, suffers from Alzheimer's and keeps memories in a small box. She does not understand the new situation, but wears a mask anyway. Wössingen, Germany - 05/2021

Lilli, 18, got her Abitur in 2021. She was not in the school building for six months previously. Untergrombach, Germany - 06/2021

Clementine is an artist and had to take care of her children due to the closure of the school and kindergarten. So she could just find time for her work when the kids went to school again. Marseille, France - 02/2022

Tanja, 28, had to take on two additional jobs during the lockdown in order to finance her studies and her shared room in Karlsruhe. - 07/2021

Magali's stuffed teddy bear has accompanied her all her life, even through the pandemic. Karlsruhe, Germany - 08/2021

Henning, 27, event technician and environmental activist, in the community garden in Dortmund's Nordtstadt. - 08/2021

Johanna, 16, had almost exclusively home schooling in the school year 2020/21. This also included the whole preparation for the Abitur. Mannheim, Germany. - 07/2021

Maike was a music journalist and could not work for a longer while because 
there were no concerts and operas allowed. Later on she wrote articles in her home office for online-events. Dortmund, Germany - 05/2021

Jana works in the International Office and helps refugees to find a place to study. She studied and worked from home from the beginning of the pandemic. 
Dortmund, Germany - 05/2021

Henda, educator, is pre-sick and had to go to home office for 2 months. In the Kindergarten the people work without masks, so children are able to learn emotions. Dortmund, Germany - 08/2021

Petra, 56, is an integration worker at an elementary school. She was not allowed to work for a while. She sees how much the pandemic is changing the children and their behavior. She thinks teaching in present is super important for the children. Dortmund, Germany - 08/2021

Diana and Ivo, 45, have Airbnb apartments and had big drops in sales. Both had Corona. Russe, Bulgaria - 08/2021

Dimitri, 45, has a bakery and is currently renovating his store. He has the responsibility for 12 employees. Plovdiv, Bulgaria - 08/2021

Cristina, 30, lived in London and worked in event industry. Because of Corona she came back to Romania. In her hometown she opened a kiosk and plans to run a hostel. Novaci, Romania - 08/2021

Léo, 28, was on a bike trip in Eastern Europe for months, despite vaccination he got Corona. Transalpine, Romania 08/2021

Mina, 30, moved from Iran to Dortmund in 2020 and wants to learn German. She had Corona with her husband and had to isolate herself for three weeks. Dortmund, Germany - 07/2021

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