THESE WALLS MUST BE BROKEN is my warm contribution for BOXBORDER Project happening now in ökoRAUSCH Design and Sustainability Festival in Cologne, going next to Berlin and other European cities.
"»Boxborder« is a wooden freight box, touring over european borders. It is looking for answers to the question of what these borders mean for the societies separated by them and presents them in the public space of different cities. Why? In the year of 2017, there are almost 70 barriers separating states and cities from each other. Especially in Europe the desire for segregation is growing. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 there were 16 comparable closed border systems worldwide. Today, barely 28 years later, the number of fences and walls has not decreased at all."
Installation video https://vimeo.com/218140888
Project website https://boxborder.eu/