In Memory of Childhood Imagination – Event 

Moth – Design & Death

Collaborative, Experience Design, Photography/Film
2019

MOTH


“Moth is a research project, which through the discipline of Graphic Design, helps with the unhiding of death. It aims to facilitate problem solving by making ‘tools’ to encourage dialogue about mortality, helping us to find perspective and turning death from something we fear into something we might learn from.”



Project Background


Food and feasting is important at every event and milestone in life, preparing food and the act of sitting and eating together can help to heal, resolve, share and shape experience. 


Brief

Collaboratively, explore a ‘loss’ and consider how to celebrate/lament the passing of this in the context of food and funeral feasting. 


Outcome


‘In Memory of Childhood Imagination’  is an event which celebrates the enchanted worlds we knew as children, but have forgotten as adults.
The event encourages adults to rediscover their childhood imagination, through playing with food. Limits are imaginary; the possibilities are endless.
The rules that are placed on us as adults are removed, reigniting a sense of wonder through food. The design of the space provides a never-ending canvas to explore, and food is no longer just fuel – it is a tool for creative expression.










 





The design of the space provides a never-ending canvas to explore, whilst the lack of windows allows guests to lose their sense of time, just as children do when playing. This facilitates a shared and collaborative experience.

The event would be discoverable in the ‘real world’ in supermarkets: stickers encourage shoppers to re-imagine ‘boring’ foods and direct individuals to further information about the event.