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Something New | Covid Living Campaign

Created by:

Wellcome Collection

Flying Object

Written and Performed by:

Koleka Putuma

Illustrated and Animated by:

Ivyy Chen


In 2020, Wellcome partnered with creative agency Flying Object to explore how young people have managed their mental health during and after Covid-19 lockdowns. The Covid Living project experimented with different methods and activities to enable 14-to-24-year-olds to share their experiences, including a series of creative challenges.

Inspired by the young peoples’ experiences, Koleka Putuma wrote a poem which has been made into this animated film by Ivyy Chen. It is a moving meditation on how the collective pandemic experience has impacted young people and communities around the world.


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