Walls are the physical manifestation of claimingproperty of a territory. City walls were erected around the settlements surrounding castles in medival central Europe to defend the towns from assailants.
After the fall of the Berlin wall the objective of central Europe was to build a boarderless Union. Nowadays this mind set has changed. We try To protect the boarders of the European unions from ‘invaders‘.
Building walls becomes a new strategy of defending our prosperity from people that seek refuge in a safe environment. Thus walls are not only created from bricks but also from words and actions. Walls as a metaphor for protection of a man-made definition of community are highly ambivalent: They give shelter to some by excluding others.
Collaboration with Milad Rezaei
PICTURES: LUCÍA DIEGÓ