Play With Me – A Journey to The Self

 

“I have climbed the highest mountains, I have run through the fields, … But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”
As the rock band U2 sang, I never thought my exploration of using space language to support people to achieve their self-awareness would lead me to research the field of paediatric psychology.

True. Childhood is our beginning. Like growing a plant from a seed, good-enough caring is essential for making it survive in a world which is too harsh when it is not ready. Although the world is not always gentle, we can still play.

Playing is a doing. Playing is our fighting. Let’s destroy! Let’s survive! Let the wild rumpus start!

This plant-themed space design explored whether D.W. Winnicott’s developmental psychological theory could be applied in an interactive interior design to offer a psychotherapy experience for the space users.

Through a playful planting experiment involving 5-8 years old children with their parents, I collected several voice recordings from the participants and used them to generate 3D form artefacts by 3D visualising language TouchDesigner. I further develop these 3D form artefacts into interactive space forms used in the interior.

The expected findings will be whether an interactive interior design could be effective in psychotherapy and to what extent or in what kind of ways the interior could affect the space users.

This project aims to study the cross-disciplinary area between interiors and psychology, to explore how and what interactions might exist between the interiors and humans.

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