We are living turbulent times, but every crisis is an opportunity. Maybe the Covid19 would help the worldwide governments to realize that if they take extraordinary measures, changes can be made, and that can be applied to climate change. We doubt that, but dreaming is free.
It’s also time to value the incredible effort all the healthcare professionals are doing in every country, as well as the professionals working in supermarkets and pharmacies. They are our heroes. Especially taking into consideration how people are turning crazy and buying all the toilet paper beyond its means. That could also be a topic for an anthropological study.
In any case, the most responsible thing to do is to stay at home and avoid the spread of the virus in a way that hospitals would be collapsed. We love to go out, visit exhibitions, have a beer, attend concerts… but we are lucky enough to can do this virtually at home. And could also be a good opportunity to disconnect and connect with yourself. Here you have some resources and ideas to enjoy the indoor time. Open a beer and relax…
- Discover some weird and unusual music: The project Radiooooo is a collaborative database of songs from all over the world that date from the XX century until now. Just choose the country, the decade, and enjoy it!
- Visit virtually a museum: Museums all over the world are offering virtual tours and the possibility to expand your knowledge from your coach. The British Museum, Musée d’Orsay, Van Gogh Museum are only some of them.
- Cook something for your elderly neighbors: Senior citizens and people with respiratory problems are the most susceptible population to get the Coronavirus. So, if you are healthy and want to help them to stay safe, you can cook something for them or go to the supermarket and buy some food. You can still ring their bells and leave the food at the door avoiding physical contact but being close by heart.
- Learn something new: There are a lot of open resources available to learn things like coding, design, languages, and more like Coursera, Udacity, Class Central, Udemy or Edx, to name a few.
- Dance and listen to some bands at streaming festivals: Since this crisis started, some festivals like Quarantunes or the Spanish Cuarentena festival had emerged. Now that these ones are over, you can enjoy the Munich festival of experimental music Frameless from home. This festival is taking place on the 3rd of April at 8 pm with shows of Dullmea, Thomas Ankersmit, Graeme Arnfield.
- Watch an Opera on the Bayerische Staatsoper online TV channel: Put on your best dress and be like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.
- Throw an online party with friends: Skype allows you to make a video call with up to 50 people. So why not put some records on and connect with your friends virtually?
- Listen and watch Radiohead online library: If you are a big fan of the British band, congratulations! They “opened” an online library at the beginning of this year with their albums, concerts, video clips and more.
- Watch Tarkovsky films for free: Everybody knows Netflix, but there are more alternatives out there (like Mubi, for example) and also for free like the link above. If you want to watch some masterpieces like Solaris, this is a good opportunity. Also, you can check other resources of the open culture web, like ebooks, etc.
- Read a book: There are thick books like David Foster Wallace‘s Infinite Jest that are not so easy to carry on your bag when you are commuting. Now you have enough time to read it at home.