For many of us, the last two months have
passed between the same four walls: our homes. What freedoms are we missing the
most? How has our understanding of open borders and interaction with friends
and family changed? [A lack of] freedom has taken on new meaning in our
everyday lives. No doubt we are all thinking about our freedoms much more today
than we were a year ago.
‘My Freedom in
a State of Emergency’ asks people how their lives have changed in the last two
months and gives visitors the chance to share their own thoughts, opinions and
anecdotes. To this end, the museum’s Freedom Hall has
been transformed into a participatory space to encourage visitors to reflect on
the events of recent months. The
exhibition is taking shape and will continue to take shape day by day at Vabamu
with the help of visitors.
It is also
important to contemplate current events in an historical context. We can ask
ourselves when in the past Estonia suffered from shortages of goods, what those
goods were, when the last time was that it proved so difficult to travel abroad
and when the streets of Tallinn last saw such little traffic. Although the
circumstances are completely different, today too we are talking about how we
can bring even more freedom back into our lives as we move on from the state of
The exhibition is in Estonian and is open from 11 May-12 June.