An intimate experience combining audio storytelling and food to bring people’s emotional food memories to life. To listen to the stories and find out more about the project, go to comfortfoodstories.org
Soundscape and hand knitted blanket, 120 x 135 cm
Exhibited at the Science Gallery, Dublin, July 2018
Research, design and prototyping to solve the challenges faced by young adult carers in Lambeth.
Produced while at Innovation Unit for NHS Lambeth, in partnership with Carers Hub Lambeth
orkshop design and facilitation
Conducted while at Innovation Unit, for Soil Association Better Care Food For Life
Produced while at Innovation Unit
Produced while at Innovation Unit.
Showreel edited by Hefin Jones.
Brixton Exchange 2 was a one-day event led by artists group Anchor & Magnet using creative workshops to discuss and debate heritage, regeneration and loss in the city, that took place on 23rd April 2016.
I ran a workshop where I asked participants to bring an ingredient that linked them to home, or that linked them to Brixton. We then had less than an hour to cook a three course meal that would join all the flavours each person had contributed.
Photos © 2016 Katarzyna Perlak
Because about half of humans have no idea, I have asked 30 women to share what their period feels like, emotionally and physically. I am now drawing their responses, and plan to create a communication tool to support people who menstruate around the world to express how they feel, and start conversation about this often taboo subject.
In 2011, after working as a communications designer for non-profit organisations in Dublin for nearly 3 years, I decided I wanted to find out more about the role of design to support social change. I joined the MA Design for Development (now Sustainable Design) at Kingston University for an intense year of discovery and questioning.
My main topics of interest were participatory design, active citizenship, and food as a driver for social change.