Washing Hands is a ritual designed to bring physical contact back into the public space. An installation with a simple design, installed in the (semi-)public space. Passers-by and visitors – who may or may not know each other – can take place on each side of a transparent sheet surrounding a washbasin. Washing each other’s hands with soap resurrects the possibility of touching. This special means of contact also presents an opportunity to enter into a conversation in a different way. How do we talk to one another now, in the time of corona? What is social distancing and lack of physical contact doing to the ways we relate to one another? Is it making us more distant, or is a new kind of closeness arising – a new way of being connected?