TOCKWOTTON MAKES

Tockwotton Makes is an ongoing series of intergenerational making workshops, that I, together with a group of close people, have been facilitating at Tockwotton assisted living community, since May 2018. As of now, I feel that this pilot/highly experimental project is changing my thinking, both as a designer and as a human.

I am wondering how could making workshops help facilitate a different kind of interaction between older adults and their families/care-takers - the kind of "being together" that doesn't revolve around old memories, but instead is producing new ones. I am wondering how the range of activities/options available to older adults at long-term care facilities can be expanded and reimagined to include opportunities for surprise, service, knowledge-sharing, productive risk-taking and new experience-gathering. I am thinking what kind of intergenerational activities and spaces should exist, but don't yet.

I plan to continue Tockwotton Makes workshops in the Fall and with RISD NEW OLD hope to inspire/encourage more RISD "minds" to also get involved. 

 

GELATIN PRINTS

Inkblot prints

paper weavings

fans

COIL POTS

FABRIC BANNERS

MOBILES

marbled prints

paper luminaria

kites

CLAY SCULPTURES

bristlebots

buttonS

SUMI INK drawings

matisse cutouts

GYOTAKU

HOJALATA

blind contour drawings