Dear City is a simple concept allowing a citizen to leave messages to the city he or she lives in. This web-based framework creates a social cluster of opinions that express the thoughts of the man on the street. Dear City becomes a documentation of contemporary life and its ups and downs. We believe change is achieved through all levels of communication.
The design aspires to provoke a positive dialog and create self-censorship. The design works on three levels: To create trust, the design uses the symbol of the post-it note, which people know from everyday life. To create a positive tone, all messages must begin with "Dear..." And to empower people, censorship is put in the hands of the users, who can easily agree or disagree with any message.
Mikael Stær, Henrik Ralf Nielsen & Philip BattinNew York
Dear City is founded, designed and developed by Mikael Stær, Henrik Ralf Nielsen, Philip Battin.
Podio, Morten Bøgh
We are nominated for INDEX: Award 2011, if you like the project please visit this website and press like. Thank you.