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Constructing Memory by Chen Hui-Chun

Constructing Memory

Photo by Lisa Klappe

“Constructing Memory” is a one year investigation into the question if design can enhance a memory intensive relationship between humans and objects. Why are designed objects often so predefined, instead of allowing the user to relate to them in ways they find valuable? The building of memory is a constructive process, anchored in the process of engaging with the world and its objects, and projecting our past experiences upon it — a past which is constructed from memory. This building process is also influenced by suggestions, misinformation, and distortion. The objects I present, offer people the freedom to construct their own memory intensive relations with them.

Chen Hui-Chun