Congratulations to the Tangible Memories team, led by GESF member Dr Helen Manchester at the University of Bristol, on the success of their research project, which has been featured in the AHRC Impact Report 2014-15 (page 41-42).
The ‘Tangible Memories: Community in Care’ interdisciplinary project (2013-2015) has co-produced a range of new, accessible digital tools that will help people in care homes to address challenges related to their quality of life. This has included developing the technology and approach to co- produce print-on-demand books based on memories, in order to create objects for reminiscence which help to build a sense of community and shared experience within care homes. The project has since launched the Tangible Memories app on iTunes to allow for wider access to the technology.
The project is part of an ongoing strand of GESF’s work that explores new insights into community and innovative approaches to researching with communities.
For further information, see Tangible Memories Film (2015), which was specially commissioned for the AHRC’s 10th anniversary, and visit the Tangible Memories website at http://tangible-memories.com