About us

After The Pandemic is an accelerator for change, incubating and enabling creative projects that impact our society, cities and the environment for the better. 


The initiative develops ideas through the collaboration of local communities, creative practitioners and like-minded organisations in order to create, fund and deliver: 

– Cultural & arts installations, programmes and content.  

– Educational toolkits, design schools and research.

– Events, community engagement and outreach. 

Our mission is to RETHINK, REIMAGINE and REDESIGN the world around us to be greener, more resilient and more vibrant.

Our story

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.