Project Title: Not going out


Data Controller: Razvan-Mihai Popa



Nature/ Purpose/ Use of data:

“Not going out” is an ongoing collaborative project between the internet users and Razvan Popa. This multi-media investigation intends to explore the way that COVID-19 and being in lockdown have impacted the social elements from the daily life of the participants. 


The final piece of work is a public online page on Razvan Popa’s website that can be easily accessed by the viewers. The platform consists of a gallery of the photographs and a designated section where the audience formed of the general public can view the short documentary. The desired outcome was to connect people who are going through the same situation of being unable to socialise with their friends and to give them a representative voice about the elements that the participants felt they have lost during the COVID-19 global pandemic.


Likely duration of the project and Location:

The location would be the home of the participant. The session will last up to one and a half hours and the duration of the project will undefined.

What will happen if I decide to take part?

You will take photos of yourself lying on your bed as if you were ready to be going out followed by a 3-5 minutes interviews answering the following questions: 

What does ‘going out’ mean to you?

How has the pandemic affected your social life?

What would you normally do on a night out?

What do you enjoy wearing on a night out?

What’s your favourite music/song to dance on when you’re on the dance floor?


In regards to your social life, what were your thoughts at the begging of the national lockdown in Romania/United Kingdom?

What elements from your normal day to day life did you feel you have lost?

What were your plans for 2020 and 2021?

How did you spend time during the lockdown?

What have you learned from the time being at home?

Regarding going clubbing, will you be the same person that goes out as you were in a pre-pandemic world?

When the bars and clubs will reopen, what would the new normality look like on a night from your point of view?


The rights of the participants:

Participants are free to withdraw from the study at any time without needing to justify their decision and without prejudice. In case of withdrawal of consent no further data regarding their participation should be added to the project and all records of their participation will be destroyed.



Data Protection and Confidentiality:

Your data will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.  All information collected about you will be kept strictly confidential. Unless they are fully anonymised in our records, your data will be referred to by a unique participant number rather than by name. If you consent to being audio recorded, all recordings will be destroyed once they have been transcribed. Your data will only be viewed by the researcher/research team. All electronic data will be stored on a password-protected computer file. All paper records will be stored in a locked filing cabinet. Your consent information will be kept separately from your responses in order to minimise risk in the event of a data breach. The lead researcher will take responsibility for data destruction and all collected data will be destroyed on or before 01/01/2030. 



What will happen with the results of this study? 

The results of this study may be summarised in published articles, reports and presentations. Quotes or key findings will always be made anonymous in any formal outputs unless we have your prior and explicit written permission to attribute them to you by name.


Information for further concerns or complaints:

Razvan-Mihai Popa

Project coordinator