Sonic Flock. Using textile birds to start conversations within a Dementia Friendly Community in the Outer Hebrides

Lucy Robertson (Lead / Corresponding author)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

This poster outlines the innovative use of a “Sonic Flock” of interactive textile birds to explore how the making, use and gifting of textiles can facilitate conversations within and between dementia-friendly communities in the Outer Hebrides (DFC). DFC use public outreach, education and conversation to create awareness and understanding of dementia, so that “people with dementia can continue to live in the way they want…in the community they choose.’ (Alzheimer's Society, 2018). The flock raised awareness of the DFC in the Outer Hebrides, engaged makers throughout the UK and brought together a range of organisations to create, exhibit and gift a flock of textile birds. The act of making, interacting with the birds in the exhibition and gifting them to care homes throughout the islands helped build relationships between researchers, local communities, care home staff and residents.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRunning with Scissors
Subtitle of host publication13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design
EditorsLouise Valentine, Joanna Bletcher, Leon Cruickshank
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages2171-2172
Number of pages2
Volume22
EditionSupplement 1
ISBN (Electronic)9780367330569
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design: Running with Scissors - Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Apr 201912 Apr 2019
Conference number: 13
https://ead2019dundee.com/

Publication series

NameDesign Journal
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN (Print)1460-6925

Conference

Conference13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design
Abbreviated titleEAD Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDundee
Period10/04/1912/04/19
Internet address

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Birds
Textiles
Education
Outer Hebrides
Dementia

Keywords

  • Textiles
  • Sonic Textiles
  • Sonic Flock
  • Dementia Friendly Communities

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Robertson, L. (2019). Sonic Flock. Using textile birds to start conversations within a Dementia Friendly Community in the Outer Hebrides. In L. Valentine, J. Bletcher, & L. Cruickshank (Eds.), Running with Scissors: 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design (Supplement 1 ed., Vol. 22, pp. 2171-2172). (Design Journal). United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2019.1595459
Robertson, Lucy. / Sonic Flock. Using textile birds to start conversations within a Dementia Friendly Community in the Outer Hebrides. Running with Scissors: 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design. editor / Louise Valentine ; Joanna Bletcher ; Leon Cruickshank. Vol. 22 Supplement 1. ed. United Kingdom : Taylor & Francis, 2019. pp. 2171-2172 (Design Journal).
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Robertson, L 2019, Sonic Flock. Using textile birds to start conversations within a Dementia Friendly Community in the Outer Hebrides. in L Valentine, J Bletcher & L Cruickshank (eds), Running with Scissors: 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design. Supplement 1 edn, vol. 22, Design Journal, Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom, pp. 2171-2172, 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, Dundee, United Kingdom, 10/04/19. https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2019.1595459

Sonic Flock. Using textile birds to start conversations within a Dementia Friendly Community in the Outer Hebrides. / Robertson, Lucy (Lead / Corresponding author).

Running with Scissors: 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design. ed. / Louise Valentine; Joanna Bletcher; Leon Cruickshank. Vol. 22 Supplement 1. ed. United Kingdom : Taylor & Francis, 2019. p. 2171-2172 (Design Journal).

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Robertson L. Sonic Flock. Using textile birds to start conversations within a Dementia Friendly Community in the Outer Hebrides. In Valentine L, Bletcher J, Cruickshank L, editors, Running with Scissors: 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design. Supplement 1 ed. Vol. 22. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis. 2019. p. 2171-2172. (Design Journal). https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2019.1595459