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Notes to Selves


In the lockdown that followed the COVID-19 outbreak, communities had to learn how to exist without face to face contact.

It is often said that this sort of communication is dying out in the face of technology. But what happens when our ability to talk to one another is taken away from us? And at a time when we need human contact more than ever as we deal with boredom, loneliness and confinement?


The answer for many around the world was the leaving of notes. Scrawled on walls, threaded through fencing and stuck to doors - they sprung up in towns and villages everywhere. What did they tell us about the people who left them? And did we take note?

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