Pandemic is a word with deep origins that in time has been charged with the history of peoples and nations, reaching its full expression in our globalized society. Not only because of the statistics that attract the attention of the whole world and force us to reason in a logical-numerical, quantitative way, forgetting that many times numbers are people, and do not render the fair account of all those human beings that these figures represent. A pandemic achieves its maximum expression when it reaches the greatest number of people, this reflects in its etymology coming from the Greek pan (all) and demos (people) and since its origins has meant mainly one thing, the "gathering of the people". This notion invites us to reflect on the reason for sanitary measures, isolation and confinement, and, moreover, reminds us of the importance of union as an ancestral decision at the origin of our societies, the backbone of the family, the strength of any system in disequilibrium. Recognizing this, the ability to transform together the weaknesses into strengths, to know how to demonstrate our best impulse to solidarity and collaboration when we feel we are needed, which allows us to end with joy a chapter with the certainty that the next one will be much better, is evident. This spirit is responsible for the initiative of those of us who face the challenges of the context from the union, with the aspiration of forming human beings in a shared space of knowledge generation and shaping of human and social values that we call University.
|Translated title of the contribution||Pandemic from the Academy. Transdisciplinary Experiences of the Cuencana University in Times of Covid-19|
|Original language||Spanish (Ecuador)|
|Publisher||Editorial Universitaria Abya-Yala|
|Number of pages||268|
|State||Published - 31 Mar 2021|
- Covid 19
- 413A Social and Cultural Studies