Design Research Projects
By using a series of probes as an initial trigger, I was able to begin a conversation through pictures and short stories based on the pictures. Pictures were exchanged via email approximately once a week. The pictures my mother shared were small details of a shared space in my home in Greece, and I shared similar details from my house in the UK.
Hide and Seek is a brooch made of a cover of A5 paper and a brooch pin made of steel and brass. The green cover has Greek text screen-printed onto the paper using black thermochromic ink. Parts of the text are visible and parts of the text are concealed by the folds around the brooch pin. If the temperature raises over 31°C, the ink becomes transparent and the text disappears temporarily. This is possible because the ink reacts to changes in temperature. I imagined that in Greece, where the temperature often exceeds 31°C, the text would disappear and when travelling back to the UK, the temperature would decrease, and the text would appear.