Project Reminiscence: Ideas and artwork

Present society(problem)
Meaning of life(problem)
Reminiscence therapy for young people(method)
Recall memory through five senses(method)
Autobiographical memories(method)

The purpose of the study
This project was set as an autobiographical memories project by reminiscing the artist’s life journey till today to remind the appreciation for her present and also as a better guidance for her future. Through her personal story, it aims to act as a message to remind people to reminisce their past and appreciate their life.

Research problems
In order to have a better life, human is rushing every day and not having much leisure time. Day by day, there is no time to think back our past – we will even forget the original intention in our life. In the end, we will only regret of not appreciating the past and have missed the golden time with our loved.

The artist and her family experienced many times of moving, from one place to another, in order to seek for a better living conditions. While revisiting these places, she was saddened by what isn’t there anymore made she missing her past a lot.

Justification for proposing this research
As a record of growing up process, the artist in current age is suitable to conclude her life journey until now as a reflection for the present and the future. Furthermore, life feels more meaningful when we reminisce. It allows people to step out their comfort zone as an initial step to tackle the challenges in life.

Research questions
1. How to create the meaning of life from memories?
2. How to recall memories through the five of senses(?)
3. How does the design in reminiscence therapy helps people to appreciate their present and as a reflection the future(?)

Illustration styles exploration