Fashion & Textiles
Royal College of Art
Made by Us. Many homeless individuals lose a large sense of their personal identity as a result of not having a place to call home or a stake in society. This sense of identity can be expressed and reinforced through our material belongings.
By offering her services as a designer to individuals who have had experience of homelessness, Rachel works with participants to create objects which are entirely unique, with and for them. The design process itself creates a greater sense of empathy between designer and individual. The final objects illustrating the unique story of this exchange.