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OFFice

Promise

With The Promise project, every Hungarian citizen or foreigner living in Hungary can write a message to themselves in the form of a postcard or letter, to make (a) promise(s) of what they will do over the next ten years to realise a better life in Hungary.

During the past several years, we increasingly give voice to the notion that we would like to live differently, but we do not often formulate just what this means exactly, or just what we would do for that. Just how are we ourselves able to change and to transform our environment, and how do we envision a better Hungary?
I recently read an article about how in 1995 the Swedish Postal Service had offered the possibility to Swedish citizens to write a postcard to themselves, which now, 20 years later, they delivered to the original senders. Similar to this Swedish model, my project offers the possibility to write a message to ourselves in the form of a postcard or letter, a promise or promises, of what we will do over the next ten years to realise a better life. Hungarian citizens or foreigners living in Hungary can submit their letters to me personally over the course of a week at OFFice, where I will provide a receipt. I will deliver the message in 2025. The participants will be informed as to the time and place of delivery on the tumblr page of The Promise project.
Upon receipt of the letter, I will accept the responsibility not to read the messages, and not to exhibit them, insofar as the sender does not agree to it. The aim is not to share the messages, but rather the promise made to ourselves, the formulation of our objectives, and how we are confronted with our own responsibilities, since everyone can only reckon accounts with themselves.

With The Promise project, every Hungarian citizen or foreigner living in Hungary can write a message to themselves in the form of a postcard or letter, to make (a) promise(s) of what they will do over the next ten years to realise a better life in Hungary.

Júlia Vécsei, Artist and publisher (Klorofill), Born 1976, Budapest, Hungary. Lives and works in Budapest, Hungary

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Design by Levente Csordás, Illustrator / / Born 1985, Budapest (Hungary)  Lives and works in Budapest . behance.net/leventecsordas