Where Do We Go from Here?

Stories From a Transforming World

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities have come together in astonishing and inspiring ways. In March 2020, the Discovery Center partnered with the South Seattle Emerald to reach out to local communities to ask, “How are you dealing with the pandemic?” Answers came in the form of stories, recordings, and photographs. This collection inspired our online exhibition Enduring COVID-19: Stories from our Transforming World.

As the pandemic wears on, it has affected more lives than we ever imagined—and the stories we began collecting have grown into the exhibition you see now. This exhibition explored the collective needs that emerged during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the inequities of race, gender, and geography that came to light, and some urgent questions:

How do we experience change?
How do we survive change?
How do we bring about change?
How are we changed?
How are we changing?