The letter box easily transforms analog input into digital data and is one of the first access points we designed for our neighborhood infrastructure. The ritualized act of posting a letter is used to bridge the gap between the physical with the digital space. This letter box mirrors our goal that neither prior knowledge nor specific digital devices should be needed in order to take part in the sociopolitical network we are designing in order to enable communities to develop resilient actions. The letter box transfers a hand-written message to a digital platform so the issue can be spread effectively and publics can form around the discourse possibly emerging around it.
To see the issues posted during the box‘s first test run at the European Neighborhood Festival at the Fischerinsel Berlin, click here.
To see the issues posted during the Nacht und Nebel installation in Neukölln, click here.