Outside the In-Between: Navigating in Ambiguity

By using the current example of the COVID-19 pandemic and the confrontational situation opposing vaccinated people and non-vaccinated ones, this text questions the equivocal possibilities of being in the place of ambiguity and uncertainty. Instead of asking what is wrong or what is right from constructed assumptions, the text proposes to reflect upon the different perspectives that make them antagonistic.

While asking how to navigate the position of ambiguity without being trapped in polarized positions which suppress communication and reinforce division, the text discusses the numerous possible understanding of clarity and certainty that one perceives and creates within institutional complexities. Responding to feelings of fear and the need for safety, the text sees ambiguity in both: being the center of discord and the potential operator for alteration.