Bagna & Bellinzona: Italian Linguistic Landscape during the Covid-19 pandemic: use of spaces among management, activism and messages of hope
In Welcome to the Forum
Jun 18, 2021
Thank you for your talk! I found it very interesting to see how tourism (or lack of) has reshaped the LL of Italy, as well as how the population has reacted and expressed itself through flags and balloons. From my perspective, it is of extra interest, as It was never the case here in Sweden where the population has remained a lot more passive in contrast, and where the government has insisted on keeping the country relatively open throughout the crisis. It seems that is has been imposssible to 'forget' about COVID-19 in Italy whereas one's habits were not that shaken here in Sweden. It is always intersting to see how two European countries have adopted two radically different approaches to answer the current pandemic and to what extent it has triggered discrepencies in reshaping the LL of the country. Thank you again!