We can safely say that in these last months the pandemic has changed every aspect of our lives. It has changed relationships, free time, the way we work, study and it has also changed our homes. What used to be, for many people, a stage among the thousand commitments of the day or a place to feel good, has now become much more like a prison, a place that we can’t wait to leave, a place that has begun to be close to us.
However, we cannot always focus on the negative sides of situations, we must find the strength to see the positive even during a world pandemic. This is exactly what the creatives of JPAG, a Lebanese studio, did with the project “Related Stories“.
“With the apartments turned into city, the people residing in them have turned into professionals. I am a chef, a psychiatrist, an extrovert, a sport addict…”
“Related Stories” is a story made up of 5 episodes and set in the streets of a post-lockdown Beirut, where everything is shrouded in a dark, sad, lifeless atmosphere. Walking through the streets, the gaze is captured by the lights of the houses on, lighthouses in the dark night.
And then you see something else.
“The first thought of being enclosed between four walls is overwhelming, though. But in hindsight, the experience could also be considered life-changing”.
Since houses are now not just houses but have become professional kitchens, gyms, observatories from which to look at the world, JPAG’s creatives have added flashy neon signs next to the windows, transforming the flats into all those places that are now closed and where we can’t wait to return.
Below you can find the first episode of “Related Stories“, to enjoy all the others go to the JPAG website.