Craft + Technology Residencies: Music Memory Box
Imagine a music box that invites dementia sufferers to hold familiar objects, which activate songs, and magically stir inaccessible memories. Chloe Meineck’s Music Memory Box does just that, but now imagine that it could do even more.
Commissioned to develop this extraordinary project through Watershed's Craft + Technology Residencies, Chloe spent January to March 2013 in residency at Falmouth University, supported by the Autonomatic research group. During her time there, Chloe investigated the potential of communal Music Memory Box experiences for care homes.
See Chloe's project journal below, and watch her project film:
About Chloe: Chloe graduated from 3D Design at Brighton University in 2012, and has since exhibited at Brighton Maker Faire, New Designers, 100% Design and Tent London as part of London Design Week. Her work has also featured on Wired UK. Chloe is passionate about sustainability initiatives and promoting multidisciplinary practice. She considers herself a designer grounded by the production of thought provoking objects, backed up with vigorous research about current issues that intrigue her. Her work is always created for the public to enjoy.
Chloe Meineck and fellow residents Heidi Hinder and Patrick Laing, were supported by Watershed's Craft + Technology Residencies, a development programme delivered in partnership with i-DAT, Autonomatic and the Crafts Council, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Lasting for three months, the residencies culminated in a showcase event at Watershed on Thu 28 March 2013. Watch a film of the showcase