Made by Us
Made By Us explores the material experience of homelessness. Individuals who experience homelessness lose a place to call home and a stake in society and this can frequently lead to a losing a sense of personal identity. This sense of identity is often expressed and reinforced through our material belongings.
By offering her services as a designer to individuals who have had experience of homelessness, Rachel has worked one-to-one with participants to create unique objects with, and for them. The design process itself has helped create a greater sense of empathy between designer and individual. The final objects therefore not only express the individuals’ personalities but also illustrate the unique story of their exchange.
School of Design
MA Textiles, 2017
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Rachel is a research based designer. Her work explores the capacity of using textiles as a communicative media. She seeks to identify the ways in which design can facilitate expressions of identity and encourage empathy between individuals.
Her work demonstrates a strong personal design narrative, exploring relationships with material belongings and the place of textiles within a societal context. Her work aims to be current, thought-provoking and push beyond traditional notions of textile design.
- BA Textiles and Surface Design, First Class Honours, Gray's School of Art, 2014
- Arts facilitator, St Mungo's HRS, London, 2017; Freelance assistant, Timorous Beasties, London, 2016; Design intern, Bespoke Atelier, Glasgow, 2013.