Among those people are Stefanie Posavec and Giorgia Lupi, who decided to revive the postcard way before the corona outbreak with their project Dear Data in 2015. Italian Giorgia Lupi and American Stefanie Posavec met for the first time during a design festival. Their connection led to a promise to stay in touch. Not through email, but the old-fashioned way, as penpals. Every week they sent each other a postcard from their homes in London and New York, provided with a graphic experiment. The challenge wasn’t just the visualisation, but also choosing a topic and collecting data. It became a daily ritual to count all sorts of things; from animals in the wild, overheard conversations, their own wardrobes and bookcases to feelings and new contacts. Everything can be measured and visualised.
During the current corona-crisis has become more popular than ever. Stefanie and Giorgia also decided to send each other a new Dear Data postcard after a 5-year hiatus: a week of lockdown connections. For one week, they kept track of all the ways they interacted with friends, family, neighbours, and essential workers in order to celebrate these human connections.
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