The emotional and narrative power of objects in residential care centres

ROESTVRIJ is a transdisciplinary project that fits into the quest for a 'different perspective' on dealing with old age, vulnerability and imperfection in today’s society, and the way residential care centres are fitted out. Interior tweaks by ONBETAALBAAR (PRICELESS) or the incorporation of objects that are not primarily dictated by functionality but by the emotional and narrative power of those very objects, furniture, and furnishings, ...

The interventions at residential care centre De Zon Kortrijk and a primary school in Bellegem yielded the publication ‘Een tijd buiten de tijd’ (A time outside Time), a joint project by Valerie Teirlinck, Mieke Versyp, Sophie De Somere, Barbara Raes and Nick Mattan.

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