I REMEMBER // RECOLLECT
Table of Contents
1 Inspirations - Listen
2 Ideation - Collect
3 Implementation - Create
A family history is rooted in the traditions and stories that are passed down through generations, yet most families still resort to stories like Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast to tell a tale about endurance, kindness, and love.
Everyone has a story - A child's mother, father, aunt, uncle, or grandparents have compelling stories to share that taught them all important and meaningful lessons in life. And before it is too late to know, especially for grandparents, I hope that children will actively listen to the stories most close to their own history and identity and help transform an end-of-life experience into an everlasting one.
[Official Title: I Remember, Recollect, Once Upon a Time] will set up an online community/site where families, and more specifically grandchildren and grandparents, can come together to build their family story or stories. Similar to making an album of photos, this platform will be a place where people can have personal accounts to store any collected photos, interviews, writings and other remnants of their family history. Soon, your personal account would become something like a virtual "Cabinet of Curiosities".
However, to make this a more tangible experience, the online accounts of collected items will act more as a resource for building objects/products. Children and grandparents can browse through the collected items on their accounts to be inspired to make a particular story into more. The option to create a story into an illustration, book, video, music, or performance will also be provided with guidelines and other app tools to facilitate in the making process.
In summary, this idea is first simply a way to digitally store and collect family stories in forms of photos, objects, writings, recordings and more.
To turn this simple platform into something more, we provide creative ideas and resources in transforming one's collection into creative activities and projects.
IDEAS FOR CREATIVE MAKING OF STORIES
Mother Tongue Books http://matenwaclc.org/mother-tongue-books/
"Only a child can know what a child is interested in……" - from the video.
8/7/2016 - Organization
8/5/2016 - Titles and inspirational additions
8/3/2016 - online platform photo and title feedbacks
8/1/2016 - Description and website wireframe update
7/30/2016 - Title feedback, presentation