What if public space was therapeutic? Strict restrictions around going out as well as contact bans can help to interrupt infection chains at the peak of and contribute to a recovery of the health care system. Nevertheless, considering the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the WHO is once again warning of the negative consequences of a lockdown, saying that an increase in mental illness and domestic violence is to be expected. The idea of “Therapeutic Spaces” aims to encourage psychologists and social workers, who are forced to close their offices due to newly imposed regulations, to continue their practice. The hat "I'm here to help" creates an attention point to the offer and invites people to take a seat.
This entry is part of feld72’s exhibition contribution to “Welcome to the Re_Public” and represents the exemplary starting point of the CATALOGUE OF POSSIBILITIES. Therefore it is not part of the CALL FOR IDEAS.