Quarantine Connections

Participatory Art with Handwritten Letters
2020
Collaboration with Nathaniel Stern and Chris Butzen

How might we create a sense of physical connection in a time of social distancing?

Quarantine Connections uses hand-written letters to bring distant strangers together, while we are all “staying in place” during the pandemic. Sign up to receive an individualized note or card from someone you’ve never met.

Private. Intimate. Social. Distanced.

You can ask for a letter for yourself or anyone else, as long as you participate by sending out your own envelope to another quarantined community-member. Everyone pays it forward. Be seen and feel connected, and provide the same for someone else, with no further obligation from any party involved.

Quarantine Connections uses the intimacy of individually crafted letters – and receiving hand-delivered mail in your own safe space — to establish empathy across isolated peoples.

Credits
by Chris Butzen, Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern