During COVID-19 closeness seems far away. Marked routes take control of our movement through space. Plexiglas and screens feel cold. I notice that contact in the form of seeing and hearing alone is not enough. One wants to feel the warmth and movement of the other.
By working from home I started searching for softer ways of shielding. A shield that does not create a distance but becomes a place for closeness and touch.
In a society where control and perfection seem to be the highest goal, as a designer I am looking for a more humane way of creating space, one that feels intuitive and soft.
By focusing my thesis on closeness in times of COVID-19 my work is just like the precepts in constant transition.