Papers in the Post – Rolling Archive

Below is the rolling Papers in the Post archive, a collection of documentations and observations on how the mail kept us in touch during the third UK lockdown. Click on the titles to read more about the contributions.

Please send any submissions and enquiries to theviralpapers@gmail.com or click here for the google form.

seashells in an envelope
Seashells stitched on to fabric. Sent in an envelope from one friend living beside the sea to another, in the city, along with a letter and booklet.
Kingston Postcard Chain 2
Item received from anonymous sender through the Kingston student postcard chain.
Kingston Postcard Chain 3
Item received from anonymous sender through the Kingston student postcard chain.

Kingston Postcard Chain 1
Item received from anonymous sender through the Kingston student postcard chain.
imaginary dinner party invitation
Imaginary dinner party invitation-booklet sent from one friend to another – making hopeful plans for post-covid
birthday celebrations in the mail
Celebrating a birthday away from home
postcard from far away family
reply to dinner party invitation
Reply to the dinner part invitation in similar booklet form
‘I got these keys from a dear friend of mine who finished university in Budapest one year before me. She is giving me the key to her bike which is locked somewhere in the city and to her locker at uni. She made the pencil case herself from fabric she got on her trip to Senegal 🚲✨’