What is the nature of loneliness and how does it affect individuals and communities? What is the difference between solitude, and loneliness? Why is solitude sought after, and loneliness feared? The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged communities globally, people have been forced to re-examine what it means to be lonely and to live with loneliness in a way they had not before. in this webinar Professor Emeritus Arjun Appadurai, New York University; Professor Eric Klinenberg, Institute for Public Knowledge; Christian Sheppard, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Kathrin Wittler, Freie Universität Berlin and Moderator Nick Lemann, Columbia University examine these and other questions as a life condition. Watch the webinar that took place on 12 Novermber 2021 here.