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I Love You but I Need to Keep a Safe Distance / This compact measuring device offers four social distancing metrics that allow users to conform to ambiguous global hygiene standards. 

Upcycled from scrap materials, the all-in-one measuring tape features extendable lengths of 100, 150, 180 and 200 cm, helping users to distance themselves according to the health advice of different governments and organisations. 

A lack of international consensus and evidence surrounding healthcare advice can cause fear, insecurity and mistrust. In response, this device asks if living within a spectrum can be a new way of embracing uncertainty. 

Caution: please pay attention to the latest health advice from designated governments. Recommended safe distances can fluctuate according to evolving definitions and perceptions of safety.

Prototype
13cmL x 13cmW x 2cmD

DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade

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◌Copper sheet, nylon ribbon, plastic and steel coils, stainless steel bolts, acrylic details