As urban people, we encounter many barriers in our communities that can prevent us from connecting with each other. Physical obstacles in natural landscapes and built environments, like rivers and walls can keep us apart. Speaking different languages or having different ways of communicating can prevent us from connecting with those around us. Perceived social differences such as age, class, gender, ability, and culture can subconsciously encourage people to interact within their own group and not intermingle with “others”.
Our installation plays with the idea of connecting (with friends/family/ and even strangers!) in a safe and playful way from across a physical barrier.