-Like them or loathe them🤢-
Yesterday at Technopolis we hosted a workshop where we showed teenagers how facemasks can become a powerful symbol of expression in challenging times.
I asked them: “How do you experience wearing a facemask?” One of the 9 years olds answered very enthusiastically: “I don’t need to wear one!”. While anE other teenage girl looked down and told us quiet and honestly: “It’s very frustrating !”
We are being raised with habitually instructing our hands to loop two elastic bands behind our ears to secure our masks and face coverings in a daily routine that’s now become as familiar as brushing our teeth.🦷
🦠The face masks are a visual reminder to everyone that an invisible virus is looming. It is taking away the personal interaction. What is the proper etiquette to meet new schoolmates or colleagues?🤷🤦
But like them or not, as masks have become normalised, they have also become personalised. So when they asked me to invent a STEM workshop for teenagers it was an easy choice!🥳️