Author Rebecca Solnit has an enduring fascination with what happens to communities in times of crisis, and what disasters reveal about human nature. With the global spread of the coronavirus pandemic, and its radical impact on our lives here in Canada, Solnit’s research on disasters becomes even more resonant.
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‘In disasters, most people are altruistic, brave, communitarian, generous…’ says Rebecca Solnit | CBC Radio
“How do we design systems that support people and humanity, as opposed to just getting the job done? ”
From airplane crashes, to industrial disasters and medical error: When things go terribly wrong, why do we blame human beings instead of bad design?