My city. Gdańsk. A never-ending story. For a long time I didn’t know how to approach this topic. In the middle of the week I realized that I still have no data and no idea. My indecision is reflected in the postcard.
I used my “diary” where I regularly gather tickets from all events, such as theatre, cinema, conferences. I decided to show my life in Gdańsk, where I have lived for the past 6 years. It is both long and short.
In my infographics I tried to refer visually to the sea waves and the sun. I am not fully satisfied with the result. I think it is one of my least attractive postcards. My friends agreed: interesting data and good idea, but… poor execution. With hindsight I would approach this topic differently.
Back in my university time in Warsaw I spent a lot of time in Klaudia’s district. I waited for this postcard with great curiosity. I am a big fan of urban transportation systems and I hoped to see something around this topic. However, I forgot about the pandemic and home office. There are even face masks! Luckily I can see some walking on Sunday 🙂
In the last few (pandemic) months Warsaw suddenly got smaller. I spend time only in Ochota and the neighbouring districts. I rarely see family and friends who live in different parts of Warsaw. It is actually quite sad. Recently it does not make a difference to me if my loved ones live in the same district, the same city or the same country. We only see each other online (with some exceptions that prove the general rule).
Data gathering this week brought me down. I realized how limited my relationships with the outside world are (excluding my household).
I tracked the distance on foot each day and people from Warsaw who are important to me and with whom I had more in-depth contacts (face-to-face, phone call or a video-call).
I challenged myself to sketch the map of Warsaw. It turned out even more difficult than I thought! The map on the postcard is my 6th attempt and still far from perfection.
I can feel the sea and the beach in Jakub’s postcard. It would be so nice to be only 6km away from the seaside – I am jealous 🙂