Bram Ieven

is a cultural critic and a university lecturer in International Studies and Dutch Studies at the Leiden University Centre for Arts in Society.

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We created this beast

The political ecology of COVID-19

There is nothing ‘natural’ about the coronavirus pandemic: global capitalism has created it. Containment measures of social distancing bear the characteristics of a general strike. It can serve as an experiment taking back control over our own time, Bram Ieven and Jan Overwijk argue.