»Boxborder« is a wooden freight box, touring over european borders. It is looking for answers to the question of what these borders mean for the societies separated by them and presents them in the public space of different cities. Why? In the year of 2017, there are almost 70 barriers separating states and cities from each other. Especially in Europe the desire for segregation is growing. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 there were 16 comparable closed border systems worldwide. Today, barely 28 years later, the number of fences and walls has not decreased at all.
At these borders privileged people with »good passports« face the non-privileged with »bad passports«. The permission to cross borders is almost always granted by chance – depending on one’s birthplace. The place of birth ultimately defines who is a traveller, who is a migrant, and who is a refugee. There is de facto no universal human right for free movement and mobility. But isn’t it about time? What is the desire for segregation based upon? What are the alternatives to walls? On the contrary, what positive effects could strong borders have? The project »boxborder« looks for answers to the question of what closed borders mean for the societies separated by them – both the included and excluded ones.
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