The government requires us to comply with certain measures to prevent the spread of the corona disease. Given the freedom which we are used to, such compliance is a difficult concept in this day and age; it evokes unpleasant associations of conformity and suppression. Many people experience it as conflicting with their concept of 'freedom'.
But compliance is also useful and we usually accept it as a necessary aspect of living together. Our society would turn into chaos if there was no compliance (think of traffic rules etc.)
These measures have been imposed on us for the greater good, not just our individual health, but the collective health of our society. However, there is a lot of discussion around these measures imposed by the government and not everyone is willing to comply and some people openly refuse to comply in an act of civil disobedience.
Where do you stand on the scale between full compliance and civil disobedience? How do you experience the measures and how do they affect you? These are some of the questions that we will explore together.
This dialogue is organized by Hugo Skoppek & Couveehuis Scheveningen. Please register: email@example.com