Analogue Facebook {Eindhoven – 2012}

A project made in collaboration with Matthias Borowski and Birgit Severin.

When asking people about what they would miss most without electricity, the most recurrent answer is communication, represented in the loss of their mobiles, computers, internet… facebook.

One of the persons who answered the survey, to the question of what would they do to compensate their lack of communication, answered that he/she would probably use a message board in a public space on the city. This lead us to make an Analogue Facebook (or Facebox), resembling the different functions of the social network, and trying it out in the streets of Eindhoven.

It was amazing to see how people responded to this intervention, almost showing how they are eager to communicate even (or specially?) without a virtual platform between them…