COVID-19 is swarming through our bodies and minds like an invisible enemy, radically changing our cities at breakneck speed. Avoiding others in public spaces is the top priority for the health of the nation. Social distancing is the new standard.
RAUM challenges creative makers, such as artists, designers and architects, to fire their imaginations: Design an installation for a public space that encourages social interaction between strangers and that maintains the required 1.5-metre distance. We are looking for new, powerful, idiosyncratic, surprising, fascinating, moving and confrontational ideas. Based on the submitted proposals, RAUM will curate a Dutch-language exhibition called Living Apart Together. The selected works from the open call will be at the heart of the exhibition, which will be on display from December 2020 to spring 2021.