The Isolation Museum

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. This has led many countries to encourage their citizens to stay at home, isolate, or go into quarantine to prevent widespread community transmission.

Being forced to stay home not only changes our relationship to each other, but also changes our relationships to our spaces. I began The Isolation Museum to document my thoughts on my space, starting with a handmade clock built by my sister.

Enjoying the process, I opened The Isolation Museum to the public and encouraged others to also share their isolation stories with each other. My hope was that by sharing these stories, we could transform our isolation into a source of contact and connection.

The Isolation Museum has been featured on on CBC’s Spark with Nora Young, Ottawa Morning with Robyn Bresnahan, Narcity, Ottawa CTV News, Ottawa CityNews, Montecristo Magazine, and in Raven Magazine.