They They

Year:
2012

I collected stereotypes from Germans about Turks and from Turks about Germans. Then juxtaposed them so that they face each other. Even though stereotyping as a form of categorisation is an essential human capability because it enables us to simplify, predict and organise our world, I wanted people to reflect on the fact that not all stereotypes are true. Sometimes we just lack a personal, concrete familiarity with other people.