The intangible effects of walls
Alexandra Auer, TEDx
Feb 20, 2019

Walls have been our direct response to threat for centuries and over the last 20 years the global desire for walls has been growing. We have more border barriers now, in the age of internet and globalization, than at the end of the second world war. But the effects of walls on societies go far beyond protection: Walls separate by establishing an “us” and a “them”; they make us build a mental wall. The talk focuses on the link between physical and mental walls, and shows an example on how to overcome the mental barrier again. The intangible consequences of physical walls This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.



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