AALTO / 2020
Investigation, Design in a Social Context
Baltic Neighbours proposes to explore the opportunities that arise in a new set of circumstances related to the isolation period following the outbreak of COVID-19. Using an entire building as a medium for the Baltic Sea to communicate through, a series of interventions took place to question the importance of the sea in our lives.
- The work that follows attempts to tune into themes of isolation, identity and well-being to create empathy and recognition of a non-human actor using a personified character of the Baltic Sea, who plays the role of a new neighbour in the apartment block in question.