Divided on Earth, United in the Air?

Author(s): Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir

Type: Photograph

Department: Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

Exhibit no: 13

This picture depicts a time when people from different countries joyfully come together with their unique identities and act in collaboration –till their feet touch on the ground again. Yet, as of 2019, there are 70.8 million people who had been displaced worldwide, seeking for a new home.

Because of their stigmatised identities, they are often not welcomed and harshly discriminated by those in other countries. Should this picture be considered a forceful cooperation or a hope for a diverse future in the making?