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Memories and senses at the Takenaka Carpentery Tools Museum

News: Sep 18, 2018

For a few years, the HDK programme Wood Oriented Furniture Design has collaborated with the Japanese university Kobe Design University, KDU. Now, students from the two schools exhibit together to shine a light on Design for memory and senses.

Our identity is a puzzle of pieces we remember. From our first childhood memories and through events that becomes milestones in our lifes. Our self image is created by what we choose to remember, and what we choose to forget.

For this exhibition, the students have designed objects and furniture that activate all the senses, to investigate if this can bring hidden memories to life. The visual is a big matter of course, but the smell of wood or the feel on your fingertips when touching a particular surface can also attract memories and feelings that may have been hidden in your mind.

The theme of the exhibition is memories and feelings, and the reason for this choice is the issue that the majority of us will face. When memories and thoughts fade, it is followed by an increasingly weaker identity. So what can we do to keep our memories and identity alive?

In the slide show below you see the objects and furniture that our students Wood Oriented Furniture Design has created and will exhibit at the Takenaka Museum in Kobe.


Originally published on: hdk.gu.se

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