Moth: Food & Funeral Feasting – Experience Design
Art Direction, Collaboration, Experience Design, Film, Photography

Moth is a research project exploring how design can change death from an experience we fear into one that we can learn from. This project investigates how food and funeral feasting can positively impact and disseminate creative exchange around mourning, bereavement and end of life choices. Learn more
Project background (context)
Food and feasting is important at every event and milestone in life. Preparing food and the act of sitting and eating together can help to heal, resolve, share and shape experience. It can nourish us emotionally as well as physically, it can be symbolic, evoke memory, draw on historical, cultural and traditional sources, to help us find meaning and come to terms with life and death events.
Brief
Define a ‘loss’ and consider how to celebrate or lament its passing, in the context of food and funeral feasting.
Present your ideas at a ‘Death Over Dinner’ event.
Outcome
In Memory of Childhood Imagination: A celebration of the enchanted worlds we knew as children, but have forgotten as adults
As we grow up, we lose our sense of wonder. There are fewer new things to try and more rules to follow. Our interest in food and creativity lessens. Food becomes fuel and expected etiquette dulls the once-exciting experience of eating. Certain food groups shouldn’t be mixed. Savoury before sweet. Use your cutlery, not your hands…
We forget how to play, enjoy, and imagine.
The event is designed to encourage adults to rediscover their childhood imagination, through playing with food. Limits are imaginary; the possibilities are endless…
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