Dear Dearest…: Public Letter Writer
A public letter writer was an occupation in a time where literacy rates were low. In Greece, reading or writing were roles taken on by the priest. In Singapore, customers included illiterate migrants. Sometimes, requests extended to couplets or wedding invitations. With increased literacy and assistive technology, much has been lost (and gained) with the letter writer of the past. Yet, the objectives remain the same: our expression, and accurate interpretation by the recipient.
In the project Dear Dearest…, the customer can summarise and dictate the content, or request for personalised letters. Examining trust, communication and intimacy, appointments for a letter can be made https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1twgrS9GNrHEZjhh32b4bmk668EEEi1dHw7jJjHvabIkupA/viewform