LOCATION: Berlin, Germany
The current political climate around the globe, especially in Germany, has created a lot of hatred and Xenophobia in our cities. With the current influx of immigrants to Berlin and the world’s big cities, plus globalization at its peak we can only expect these numbers of mass migrations to grow. Instead of building walls to isolate ourselves, we should be looking at the future possibilities through cultural fusion.
The Wall's social media presence is conducted to inform the people about current problems and show that the wall’s concept is the solution to a better tomorrow. Real time engagement and response with people not only in Berlin but around the world.
We started a portrait series with strangers in the streets of Berlin. We got their impressions of the city and it's biggest challenges. We then took a profile photograph of their face. After we paired strangers FACE-TO-FACE in our social media. The strangers could interact, talk and even learn from each other. An encounter that otherwise wouldn't have happened.
We created an experience space in Berlin, with the help of local street artists. Participants walked into a room divided in half by a wall in complete darkness. Forcing them to interact with people in an anonymous way.
When people interact anonymously they are not allowed to create prejudices and judge. Creating a personal, human to human experience. The participants were then able to go through a door in the wall and face the person they interacted with. We first have to establish the wall concept in a personal way before it can be understood at a global scale.
PROCESS - SNAPCHAT
AT THE STUDIO
RECORDED LIVE: 10.27.16 14:34 HRS