At last week’s Connected Communities Festival, we finally met some of the team behind Tangible Memories, notably Tim Lloyd-Yeates from their project partner Alive!

The project is using stories, artefacts and media to help improve the quality of life for the elderly in care homes; what struck me immediately were the parallels between our co-design workshops for Pararchive and their own design process.

Though we won’t be able to invite them to participate in helping design Pararchive, Fiona and I both agreed that they’d be a valuable community with which to test the service. Could Pararchive help the elderly curate and share their lives and stories as part of their ongoing wellbeing and perhaps that of their fellow care home residents?