The CraftCube initiative presented new and exciting ways of displaying, interpreting and accessing contemporary craft with a focus on new technology. The aim of the research-based CraftCube series was to champion and expose to a broader audience practice-based research that explored the boundaries of contemporary craft and its relationship with digital technology. The freestanding CraftCube was a complete, experiential display environment containing objects and dynamic interpretation. It was compact, lightweight and suitable for display in museums and galleries, libraries, higher education galleries, corporate environments or at events, conferences and festivals.
This CraftCube housed a collection of pieces that revealed a trajectory of the Digital Interaction group’s digital jewellery research into memory and memory loss. The selected works were reflective pieces based on source material gathered from care staff at Alzheimer’s Society day care centres and people living with memory loss, as well as in-depth co-creative research with an individual living with dementia.
Viewers entered the CraftCube to interact with the pieces and uncover the personal stories around them. The cube was designed directly with Jayne Wallace, creating a personal and visually engaging environment for the work. Key to the design was viewer interaction with the works and their resulting interpretation.
Crafts Council touring exhibition 2010 – 2011
DMY International Design Festival Berlin June 2010
Assemble, Crafts Council Conference, London June 2010