by anonymous student

Our lives happen in the spaces where we move and live, space which are delimited by walls. Walls have played a focal role forever, and most of us have paid no attention. 2020 put a spotlight on walls, giving new meanings in particular to the domestic walls that each one of us was forced to refer to as our barriers. All of a sudden, our houses’ walls became the liminal spaces distinguishing safe from unsafe. Most of us have seen walls as freedom suppressors, and for some, they actually represented a threat. We paid new, considerable attention to walls: we repainted them, we communicated messages through them, we chose them as backgrounds for video-calls, and we even placed new plexiglass walls everywhere. 2020 has been a year of walls whose faces were not all positive, and not all negative. In 2020 by using walls, we protected but also expressed ourselves, our creativity and our feelings.


Photo by Philipp Berndt on Unsplash

Berndt, P. (December 9 2016). Door in a white room [photograph]. Retrieved from: https://unsplash.com/photos/5i0GnoTTjSE License: https://unsplash.com/license Original image modified.


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