Cordoned-off playground and fitness corner


How do we capture lived experiences of a pandemic that profoundly disrupts daily life? "Living with COVID-19 in Southeast Asia: Personal and Visual Experiences of Crisis, Control, and Community" is a digital database of oral history interviews and crowdsourced images documenting the experiences of life amid the Covid-19 pandemic in Southeast Asia. The project commenced during Singapore’s circuit breaker (which ran from 3 April to 1 June 2020) after we began to see lockdown measures across ASEAN relax and realized the need to properly document this extraordinary moment in time. This project is an initiative of the Inter-Asia Engagements Cluster at National University of Singapore's Asia Research Institute, and is funded by a small grant from ARI's Collaborative Fund.