After the Pandemic is curated by – and built on an existing friendship and working relationship between – Lateral North, Fergus Bruce and Laura McHard, all of whom were lead designers for the 2016 Scottish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. 

It began in lockdown. As we spent our days and weeks inside, like many people around the world, we wondered what this ‘Great Pause’ might mean for the recovery of our communities, spaces and places and how they could be greener and more resilient on the other side of this pandemic. 

With economic recovery foremost in the minds of many, we asked instead how creativity and community could combine to solve challenges brought on by COVID-19, the climate emergency and more. 

To ask people to think beyond pre-pandemic growth-focussed economic models to emerge from this moment differently.