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Project name and description

Project name and description

Commissioned by the Design Museum:


Upon investigating emerging social ‘tribes/dwellers’, two interesting groups were identified:  Ghanaian expats living in the UK; and repats, or returning expats to Ghana and children of expats born outside of Ghana. All groups were identified as possible influencers on how we see the interiors of the home evolve.  


Mundane encounters and traditional customs merge with memories of a previous home, transformed into tangible, functional objects that help Ghanaian expats and repats adapt to new dwelling places through material exploration. Mere objects become collectable memoirs, fusing traditional rituals with the aesthetics and experiences of their new habitat.