An STS Perspective on Pandemic

Assunta Viteritti


Abstract: What can STS say about the pandemic? What kind of scientific models do we need to question our time? In this reflection I envision three issues which seem to me of particular importance: (1) the ‘social’ as a result of sociomaterial associations; 2) science as an open-air laboratory; 3) the new forms of alliances between science and politics. I conclude focusing on the theme of interdisciplinarity, the major challenge that the pandemic poses to science.

Keywords: pandemic; associations; sociomateriality; interdisciplinarity; politics.

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