These days will end. 

The pandemic is something which is finite and the coming months and years will be consigned to the history books as a period like no other. 

However, the definition of that period of time is our choice to make; do we return to the pre-pandemic world, which included homelessness, child poverty and other societal ills, or do we ‘bounce forward’ to transform our communities, cities and nations to be greener, vibrant and more resilient? 

Emerging is a series of short films developed during the summer of 2020 by interviewing a cross section of society. We asked them about their lockdown experiences and their hopes and aspirations for the future. 

These are their stories of a city in lockdown and a world they wish to build as we emerge from this pandemic.