In today’s Third Space Connection, we’ll consider how Albert Camus'
advocates for Third Space values, including decency, solidarity and resistance, during an epidemic such as the coronavirus outbreak.
Camus’ main character states, “There's no question of heroism in all this. It's a matter of common decency.” We too believe that decency—showing respect for and acting with care toward all individuals—is key to overcoming challenges from a pandemic to systemic oppression.
Solidarity and resistance are also important themes for Camus, as they are for us at The Third Space. For one part of society to thrive, all parts must thrive. To successfully fight against any wrong, whether natural or manmade, requires us to all work together.