February 19-21, 2020
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki
Tutors: Marlies Vermeulen (Institute of Cartopology), Remy Kroese (Dear Hunter)
From the start of this project it was in the back of our minds to map the border between Finland and Estonia, as it seemed to be of such a different order than the borders we already included in the research: geographical, cultural, economic. Having found a partner in the Aalto University we were able to perform BCA’s over there! With a small but dedicated group of students we prepared, took the ferry and off we went. Various difficulties showed up: where actually is the border when you’re on a boat? When do you ‘leave’ one country and ‘enter’ the other? What about the time on the ferry? All the amusement offered on board turned the crossing into a feast for the senses. We perceived it both as an attempt to mask or erase the border crossing, which takes a bit more than two hours, as a celebration of it.