Art is an instrumental medium for making sense of the world and Yayoi Kusama, a world-renowned artist felt the need to address COVID-19 with a poem through the Victoria Miro gallery website. She calls on us to reflect on the lessons as we plan the future through words that include:

“For those left behind, each person’s story and that of their loved ones
It is time to seek a hymn of love for our souls
In the midst of this historic menace, a brief burst of light points to the future
Let us joyfully sing this song of a splendid future
Let’s go”

Living rooms become studios for Royal Ballet dancers to train, such as Vadim Muntagirov and Melissa Hamilton.

On a street in North Yorkshire in the UK, neighbours have developed a colour-coded window system that informs others how they are doing during the pandemic. Green indicates that the people in the house are fine. Red indicates that they may need assistance in shopping, medication and/or transport—a symbol for others to help. Beth Crompton first shared this on Twitter on 18th March 2020 and the next day it was on the Yorkshire Evening Post’s website. At the time of posting the whole street was green, and I hope it continues to be like this.

Submitted from Michael Leung (

Residential – Colour-coded window system

United Kingdom