Learning from solidarities in times of COVID-19 in The Hague


‘We won’t think what we don’t do’: Learning from solidarities in times of COVID-19 in The Hague'

Everyday stories of solidarity by members of communities across The Hague are shared in social media displaying resilience, adaptation to, and negotiation of new conditions brought by COVID-19. 

Yet stories of marginalized populations are not shown as frequently or are put in a negative light.

This project uses the power of storytelling and collaborative research approaches to unmute conceptual innovations around plural meanings of solidarity, while deploying and testing online qualitative research techniques originally designed under assumptions of physical proximity and body mobility. 

Using the power of storytelling

This project uses the power of storytelling to ensure immigrant and low-income communities are not left behind and to expand the narrative of solidarity responding to the impact of COVID-19 on communities in The Hague.

During the summer, the team began with setting up collaborations with various centres in The Hague, including De Mussen community centre, the Vaillant Theatre, and the Church of our Saviour.


Rosalba IcazaAminata CairoUmbreen Salim, Steven Asei-Dantoni

Additionally, this project has welcomed two new two new partners based at Leiden University College: Dr Daniela Vicherat and Dr Jyothi Thrivikramn. 

Dr Vicherat and Dr Thrivikramn joined this LEF project as leading researchers of one of the project's thematic focus on local food markets. They are leading a team of 5 BA students from different majors in LUC who are researching 5 different locations and initiatives in The Hague.