14 June 2018

Go Slow Mailbox

Thanks to this post, I learned that in South Korea there are a special mail boxes known as Slow Mailboxes. It started in 2009, and now several slow mailboxes are disseminate around the country.

If you post a letter on one of those, the letter will be delivered between six months and one year later. The idea behind, related to the Slow Cities movement, is to maximize the analogue value of letters. Actually, it is like a capsule of time. A letter to the future.

(I wonder how many people, especially foreigners, post their postcards there by mistake...)

6 comments:

  1. don't know if I will ever make it to South Korea (would love to though), but it is good to be aware about this :) It is a really cool idea, though I think that the time-frame of 6 to 12 months is bit too much...I don't think that even 10 centuries ago, mail travelled THAT long :D

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    1. I think it's a great idea to be aware of the slowness and lasting of mail...

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  2. wow that is interesting:)

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  3. I think that's a great idea.

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