The Limits of Official Statistics

In this post, Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein reflects on official statistics, common misunderstandings, and the COVID-19 numbers we're all becoming increasingly familiar with. She calls on readers to become more knowledgeable about what official statistics can and can't do and to question the epistemic priority that so many people reflexively give to numbers by paying attention to what is not included.

Material Transformations of Memory

In this post in our COVID-19 series, the authors undertake a contemporary archaeology of the material changes being seen in the public spaces of Tromsø, Norway, highlighting the discrepancies between everyday practices and government policies.