October 16, 2010

my REAL wall at Hampton Court Palace

Me and Elena went to Thames Ditton this afternoon for a talk and short film about Oxfams latest campaign against climate change.

After the presentation, we walked over to Hampton Court Palace and posted your postcards on a wall at the Great Gatehouse.

From top to bottom, we see cards from

Bianca Jagoe from Australia, who runs Goodnight Little Spoon, and in my opinion is a wonderful doodle artist. She’s far too modest about her talents I feel as well!

Heleens great Pimped card (I pulled this out for the show this week and remembered how great it was, so just had to take it out again)

Katie R, IUOMA’s newest mailartist, who is only starting to get the thrill of mailart in her mailbox. Those first ones will stay with you forever I promise you!

An Oxfam campaign petition postcard against climate change, which I’ll send to Chris Hulme MP

Feltypants‘ new card which came in this morning just as we were leaving our house. This piece is fab, and echoes my own work, with a transparent slide embedded within a slit card. Great execution Feltypants, I love it!

Katerina Nikoltsou from Greece, one of the most active mailartists of the moment.

3 thoughts on “my REAL wall at Hampton Court Palace

  1. Hey! I loved seeing the Chris Huhne postcard at Hampton Court! What a great idea! It was great of you guys to come along. You seem to be quite an expert at the blog business (my graphic designer friend said that your layout is quite advanced!) so I hope you don't mind me asking a couple of questions:
    1-Why do you collect postcards, what's it all about? Remember you said that you weren't very involved in these issues, but by your own admission are interested in them? Perhaps we could link up and do something postcard and climate related? Just a thought – I have visions of postcards about climate change stuck to the houses of parliament!?!

    2-I'm new to blogging, so how do you find people with similar interests to follow? Also can you only follow blogger blogs?

    Was nice to meet you and Elena!
    Ligia

  2. Hi Ligia

    Thanks for dropping by and for the comments – I'm flattered! I'm afraid I can't take full credit for the design, although I would love to! The credit for that goes to Deluxe templates, which is a free blogger templates site, although I did modify the template a little to do some additional bits, to make the place a little more "facebook-like"

    That bring us on to why I do this postcard thing, which was your first question. I work with social media a lot in my work, and used to be an avid facebook user. Before that I was a huge blogger, and I've been blogging for many many years. After a couple of years on facebook I worked out that it really wasn't for me. After all's said and done, facebook is a great way for snooping on people and showing off, and I'm not really in either of those games.

    So I decided to close my facebook wall down but didn't want to lose the social connection. I always rather liked the wall, and so I decided to open my REAL wall to anyone who wanted to put REAL post on it, hence http://www.myrealwall.com was born

    my REAL wall is about connection in a way that is not dissimilar to facebook. People send me post and I write back to as many people as possible. In the same way to facebook, people can see other peoples post and they can make statements, be they artistic, political, educational, etc. The wall is what walls have always been – a forum for making statements and stimulating debate.

    This brings us to your other suggestions. Yes I'd certainly be interested in highlighting some of the issues that you raised in your talk and if you could think of a way to use walls to tear down walls then I'd certainly do anything I can to help. I'm no activist, but I am willing to stick postcards to walls. Posts on my REAL wall are your statement. I only provide the wall, although I'd be happy to knock heads together to think of something spectacular if you want.

    Question 2 is a different point and a slightly more technical one. Following of blogger blogs is not the most useful thing to do in the world, and you can certainly follow blogs on other platforms although this is a little more involved. I would suggest following blogs using google reader. It will deliver all the blog goodness right to you.

    Also, if you're keen on using social media for campaigning, you cannot live without Twitter, but that is a whole other story…

  3. Hi Ligia

    Thanks for dropping by and for the comments – I'm flattered! I'm afraid I can't take full credit for the design, although I would love to! The credit for that goes to Deluxe templates, which is a free blogger templates site, although I did modify the template a little to do some additional bits, to make the place a little more "facebook-like"

    That bring us on to why I do this postcard thing, which was your first question. I work with social media a lot in my work, and used to be an avid facebook user. Before that I was a huge blogger, and I've been blogging for many many years. After a couple of years on facebook I worked out that it really wasn't for me. After all's said and done, facebook is a great way for snooping on people and showing off, and I'm not really in either of those games.

    So I decided to close my facebook wall down but didn't want to lose the social connection. I always rather liked the wall, and so I decided to open my REAL wall to anyone who wanted to put REAL post on it, hence http://www.myrealwall.com was born

    my REAL wall is about connection in a way that is not dissimilar to facebook. People send me post and I write back to as many people as possible. In the same way to facebook, people can see other peoples post and they can make statements, be they artistic, political, educational, etc. The wall is what walls have always been – a forum for making statements and stimulating debate.

    This brings us to your other suggestions. Yes I'd certainly be interested in highlighting some of the issues that you raised in your talk and if you could think of a way to use walls to tear down walls then I'd certainly do anything I can to help. I'm no activist, but I am willing to stick postcards to walls. Posts on my REAL wall are your statement. I only provide the wall, although I'd be happy to knock heads together to think of something spectacular if you want.

    Question 2 is a different point and a slightly more technical one. Following of blogger blogs is not the most useful thing to do in the world, and you can certainly follow blogs on other platforms although this is a little more involved. I would suggest following blogs using google reader. It will deliver all the blog goodness right to you.

    Also, if you're keen on using social media for campaigning, you cannot live without Twitter, but that is a whole other story…

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