physical distancing / social closeness

03/Apr.2020. Anna Stylianaki

is physical distancing the new social closeness in terms of creativity? creativity works in mysterious ways. not everybody needs or enjoys the energy of brainstorming sessions and ideas rarely come during planned schedules. yet being forced to work from a distance is challenging to most people. the much-awaited, symmetrical 2020, due to an unforeseen pandemic, brought the need for telecommunication and teleworking to the forefront. it also brought an unforeseen realization of the need for closeness. this team has been ahead of the times in this game. creative energy can unfold with ease from home. and closeness is not necessarily a matter of distance. being far brings people closer. when the quarantine is over, the world will wake up in another reality. but will the lessons taught in the meantime linger?