Four Deadlines and a Dinner

Salkeld, Nicola and Rudolph, Ashley (2017) Four Deadlines and a Dinner. [Project]

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Four Deadlines & a Dinner was a MOTH collaborative practice project working with 20 Stage 2 Graphic
Design students at Falmouth University along with external partners from medicine, palliative care,
writing, design for the live environment and VR. During this four week period, students worked across a
range of death & design projects, they discussed and delivered ideas and potential solutions relating to
end of life experiences.
With Dr Mark Taubert Clinical Director/Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Velindre NHS Trust, Cardiff,
we explored how visual communication designers and medics could benefit from sharing knowledge and
skills to impact on policy and practice with regard to end of life matters, in particular with patients with
life limiting illness and their choices regarding DNACPR. The work produced from this will exhibited at
the Bevan Commission Health and Social Welfare Conference in Wales in September 2017.
In collaboration with Ben James, Creative Director at Jotta Design and Anna Kiernan a Senior Lecturer
in Writing, we considered our own personal eulogies and innovative ways in which to store our digital
selves as either a digital legacy or digital archive beyond our physical life.
MOTH hosted a Death Over Dinner party, where our guests were invited to eat and engage in meaningful
conversations and questions about the end-of-life, we also held a film night where we screened AfterLife,
by Hirokazu Kore-eda: Newly deceased find themselves in a way station somewhere between Heaven and
Earth. With the help of caseworkers, each soul is given three days to choose one memory from their life that they
will relive for eternity. The project also included a tour of artist’s graves at Falmouth Cemetery run by Glyn
Winchester from Falmouth Art Gallery.

Item Type: Project
Subjects: Communication > Graphic Design
Courses by Department: The School of Communication Design > Graphic Design
Depositing User: Ashley Rudolph
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2017 14:08
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2017 14:08


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