!Borderland Post Office!

Marlene, Matti, Paul, Piotr, and others :)

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  • Summary

    Postal service is coming to the Quarry! 💕🍉🌻 Ever dreamt of sending letters to fellow Borderlings? To your mum & dad? To yourself in the future? And while doing so to relax in a heated chill-out space with tea and magical chocolate? Here you go! :))

    Full description of yer concept

    Our purpose is to bring another layer of magical communication to the Borderland, to facilitate even deeper connection between the Borderlings, and to stimulate self-reflections. We dream of creating a social space where we could host crafts workshops, discussions on communication, and write letters, a lot of letters 💌

    The idea is to have a workshop/discussion space during the day which would transform itself into warm, heated chill-out space with good music at night. At all times, it would allow Borderlings to write letters of different forms and connect with others and oneself, especially through written communication, though cuddling is also encouraged ❤️ A special edition of letters to out of space would even allow you to go on a trip ✨

    Physically, the Post Office will be a 5x6m tent consisting of:
    1) Large heated (!) chill-out space with carpets, pillows and some furniture for writing letters :)
    2) Bar which would serve tea, magical chocolate, and provide postal accessories (envelopes, stamps, etc.)

    Additionally, we'll make sure that
    3) All the camps have their mail boxes so that letters can get delivered :)

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    A) Facilitate creation of deeper bonds between Borderlings
    B) Create possibility for sharing in another way (written communication)
    C) Stimulate self-reflection and self-sharing
    D) Generally, serve as a social/communication center
    E) Providing a warm heated comfy space to hang out even at night

    Why? Borderlings might want to:
    A) Write rather than talk
    B) Share deeper thoughts
    C) Take a note of there current state for later/ the "outer world"
    D) Spread love
    E) Have fun
    F) Write comments/satire/complaints/proposals
    G) Share yesterdays gossip

    Services, i.e. what can you do at the Borderland Post Office (w/ user cases):
    A) Post letters to other Borderlings
    B) Post letters to oneself in the future
    C) Post a letter to people
    D) Other letter ideas: honest letter to your parents, love letter. Some publicly shown.
    E) Board for letters to the Borderland
    F) Competition for the letter of the day
    G) Quarry newspaper
    H) Gossip board?
    I) Host workshops a) Crafts b) Discussions on communication topics
    J) Cuddle at night in a warm comfy chill-out zone

    -------- FINANCIALS --------
    We would like to buy a good military tent (~10,000 SEK) to serve as a Post Office for years to come. The tent will comprise the bulk of the budget. Otherwise, we'll spend on transportation and pimping out the tent :)

    About the crew / artist

    We are operating mostly out of Essen, Germany.

    How can other Borderlings co-create with you?

    Yes. Reach out through FB (Piotr ZIelepuza) or through Talk. We'll need help decorating and pimping out the post-office. You can also contribute by running the post office, delivering the letters, and hanging out at the post.

    What is this?

    Hey friend! Welcome to the virtual drawing board of The Borderland. This is the place where we prototype the projects we'll realise during the week in the quarry.

    Dream crew



    • https://talk.theborderland.se/g/exYUc7Tt/borderland-post-office

    • Do you need electricity from the grid? How much in Watts? Yes but tbd

    • Will there be light? The Post Office will be illuminated! Especially the entrance :)

    • Will anything BURN? If we have a stove, we'll need to build a parameter. If we have an external heater outside of the tent, we need to build a parameter.

    • What is your audio footprint? Chill music at night inside of the tent. Nothing to disturb others :)

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