For the 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall VisitBerlin and Handshape Project thought up this very special event. Strangers are invited to open a conversation, share stories and find ‘common ground’. Then, they shake hands, pressing a ball of clay. Their handshape is born. A lasting impression, and one of the many clay symbols of human connections that together will make up the Berlin HANDSHAPE monument, located Bernauer Strasse, where the Wall once stood.
The aim is to collect 10,957 individual Berlin HANDSHAPES – one for each day that has passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989.