This project was inspired by hostile architecture and an intimate experience I had with someone during Summer 2021. Intimate in a non-sexual sense despite the use of material.
I wanted to highlight our understanding of what a home means, and how we treat certain people in a societal context (people without homes, displacement, refugees). I tried to portray this with materials used and the nature of them and the contrasting qualities of each, whilst also showing contradictory traits.
The tag reads mattress in Arabic (‘matrah’ is one commonly used word. There are several others though). It literally means to ‘throw down’. Resembling the way mattresses are lobbed onto the streets in Berlin, this brings the piece full circle to how particular people are treated, especially minorities.