The Waiting Room (graduation project) is a container of the past and the future,
memory and imagination, limitations and potential.
What if the space in which you live suddenly becomes inaccessible?
Due to the measures taken as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic,
the scope of the space in which we found ourselves was limited overnight.
Our former space became inaccessible, and the present became a spatial intermezzo
between the past and the future: The Waiting Room. Although the effects of this differed per person,
the same restrictions applied to everyone, and no one knew how long it would last.
This forced mobility created an interesting form of intimacy.
Although our waiting rooms differed in size and meaning, it required us all to adapt and
redefine our new space. The space in which we live determines who we are and who we become.
It forms, among other things, our identity.
The room in which I slept, worked and lived transformed into an apartment exhibition,
inspired by Soviet Russian underground apartment galleries.
The exhibition looks at my personal and our global spaces in the past, present and future.
Making this waiting room tangible visualizes the process of my research and provides guidance
on how to deal with sudden uncertainty. Creating this apartment exhibition was a
way to process this period (Covid-19 pandemic).
The apartment exhibition can be visited virtually at thewaitingroom.nl