Mikael Staer Nathan

UI,UX,Design + Code

Mikael Staer Nathan is a designer from Toronto, Canada, whose work focuses on interaction design, web development and graphic design.

Dear City

Comment, rant & complain, praise & applaud, suggest ideas and express your thoughts – Dear City lets you write messages to your city, about your city.

Concept

Dear City is a simple concept allowing a citizen to leave (anonymous) messages to the city he or she lives in. This web-based framework creates a social cluster of opinions that express the thoughts of the man on the street. Dear City becomes a documentation of contemporary life and its ups and downs.

History

Dear City was founded in 2009 under the name "Kære København" (Dear Copenhagen) for the city of Copenhagen, Denmark, and expanded to the rest of the world in 2013 under the name Dear City.

Features & Awards

2014

FastCompany


2013

The Atlantic Cities ~ Strombo ~ Bettery Magazine


2011

Index: Award nominee


2010

In 2010, the magazine MetroNyt, distributed on the metro in Copenhagen, featured the project with actual post-its printed throughout the pages of the issue.

I was also interviewed and featured on the front page of Danish tabloid newspaper, Urban, with the title "Giving Citizens a New Voice."


2009

...I believe Kære København will create another important space for communication between the citizen of Copenhagen and the city council.

Frank Jensen, the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen