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From lock down to lock in? COVID-19, changing social practices and transitioning to sustainable lifestyles

How have our habits connected to food, travel and leisure changed during the corona crisis, and which of these changes will remain even after the pandemic?

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About the project

The purpose of this project is to understand to what extent and in what ways the corona crisis has strengthened or changed household routines and habits related to travel, food and leisure. We examine changing habits as a direct consequence of government action, but also what remains changed as society re-opens and the corona crisis ends.


30-40 Oslo-based households of different sizes and composition will be recruited to participate in the study. This forms part of an international research project, Everyday Life in a Pandemic, which will be carried out in a total of eleven countries. The data material collected in Norway will be compared with material from the other countries.

The project is affiliated with the research center Include and is led by Arve Hansen at Center for Development and the Environment. The other researchers involved are Ulrikke Wethal and Johannes Volden, and two Master students at SUM.


Spring 2020- December 2023

Published May 29, 2020 4:40 PM - Last modified Apr. 20, 2021 2:04 PM