Stranger Dinners

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June 22, 2012

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Stranger Dinners

I want to bring what is good about the internet and relocate it from the ephemeral everywhere and nowhere plane and bring it closer.

– Ari Davalos –

Stranger Dinners

A few years ago, Ari Davalos started an art project called Stranger Dinner — invite six strangers to dinner at her house. In a world separated by Internet connections, she aimed to reclaim the serendipity in her life. “Instead of going to the library and researching on the internet, I want to stroll through the stacks, smell the pages of old books, pick a random book off the shelf, and let some serendipity into my life.” Here, Ari shares the open letter she sends to strangers, her insightful reflections after having hosted many such dinners in multiple cities, and some tips for hosting your own Stranger Dinner. { read more }

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