What do belongings mean?

What do belongings mean?

Rachel Goldie, 26

Made By Us explores the material experience of homelessness. Individuals who experience homelessness lose a place to call home and a stake in society and this can frequently lead to losing a sense of personal identity. This sense of identity is often expressed and reinforced through our material belongings.

By offering her services as a designer to individuals who have had experience of homelessness, Rachel has worked one-to-one with participants to create unique objects with, and for them. The design process itself has helped create a greater sense of empathy between designer and individual. The final objects therefore not only express the individuals’ personalities but also illustrate the unique story of their exchange. 

You can find more pieces from Rachel’s Made By Us collection here.