Co|Lab 2011

In November 2011, the graduating students of Design Centre Enmore held an exhibition, showcasing their work. Each student was given a space of 1200x1200x2400 to decorate as they saw fit. The process was documented throughout the year including budget, schedule and project timeline. The brief was free reign, though each student was required to demonstrate their sustainability approach.

My concept was Generational Memory in the Physical Manifest/Wunderkamma. Wunderkamma is the German word for ‘Room of Wonder’, while the concept of generational memory is the idea that a tight-knit group or family will begin to share the same memory bank, regardless of generation living or passed.

Each element of my stand represents a story of my family that my mother has passed on to me – the animal skulls symbolise my mothers work as a veterinary nurse, the poppy represents my grandmothers work through the war, the tartan is of my ancestral clan and the cyclone represents all we lost during cyclone Tracey in Darwin. Each item was hand made from resourced materials and each piece has since been recycled. The horse-hair light features in my own home, whilst the floor is currently being designed into a one-off dining table.

I was very happy with the end result, and with the story I was able to tell.

For the inspiration board for this project, please visit


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