Lockdown perceptions in Aotearoa New Zealand

Graphic novel, data presentation

A study of children’s wellbeing during the 2020 COVID-19 Lockdown in Aotearoa New Zealand, by Melody Smith, Carol Green, Catherine Ma, Terryann Clark, Jinfeng Zhao, Victoria Egli, Niamh Donnellan (University of Auckland School of Nursing).

This graphic novel shares the results from a nationwide online survey with children that sought to understand their neighbourhood perceptions and experiences during the COVID-19 Lockdowns in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2020 with a focus on child wellbeing.

Much of the dialogue is verbatim, and artworks, photos and poems from the participating children have also been integrated.

You can view the whole publication or download it from here (47mb).

Selected images and pages shown below.

A page from "Carless Society" chapter
Same But different chapter cover
A page from "Time with Family" chapter
Image from "Community" chapter
A page from "Keeping Connected" chapter
Snippet of "Time in Nature" chapter

Suzy Cato reviewed the project on her YouTube channel.