After days like this one I feel that I do something relevant and important. In Russia people who have even mild psychiatric conditions are kept in closed centres where they barely have contact with the outer world, it is rather difficult to visit them there, they barely go on a group trip, well, they even rarely can move within this centra, not farer than the building where they live. They live in isolation. And the ‘healthy’ people, even their relatives honestly think that '“these people don’t feel like other people if they do feel anything, it is better for their own sake to be put in a closed center”. Not so long ago it wasn’t that different in Belgium. Even today many people consider psychiatric patients dangerous and almost non-human.
With this project I don’t really change this situation, but I right now I am happy that I can give “these people” something else, a company, a conversation, some simple human warmth.