Alone Together

The instruc­tions by Gov­ern­ments all over the world for peo­ple to stay at home dur­ing the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic has made every­one more aware of their per­son­al space and the val­ue of their com­mu­ni­ty. The 70 mil­lion refugees around the world have also lost their free­dom of move­ment and access to their communities.

In the Vir­tu­al Giant Dolls’ House project, we ask chil­dren of all ages and their close ones to cre­ative­ly share their expe­ri­ence of stay­ing in one space because of self-iso­la­tion and social distancing.

Mak­ing a dolls’ house in a shoe­box engages par­tic­i­pants in crit­i­cal think­ing and craft skills. It visu­al­ly demon­strates the impor­tance of com­mu­ni­ty and mutu­al sup­port for all people.