Border experiences (Grenservaringen), Roermond, NL

The town’s unused synagogue from the fifties became a museum. In doing so a long
connecting hallway came into being: it shows authentic photos in a variety of
differently aged frames and shows visitors the common path to the synagogue. The
design creates proximity, anonymous people are given a face. Hebraic typography,
fifties colours and vivid exhibits are the design elements in the synagogue itself. The
hats indicate the number of men required for a service.

Photos: Karin Hessmann, Sylvia Leydecker