Kelly Wichers Schreur – Ruggespraak
Academie Minerva Groningen | Product Design

Ruggespraak (the work’s title roughly translates as Back to Dialogue) translates the communication between two people into an interactive and physically tangible experience. The work reminds us of our physical presence and bodily contact during conversations: because of our digitally oriented behaviour and communication through smartphone screens we have lost a sense of personal intimacy and close connection in human contact. Ruggespraak makes us aware of human touch again and lets us consciously experience what it is like to speak with our bodies. In a playful manner, the object creates an intimate, unexpected physical connection between two people.