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Title: Keepsake
Authors: Gay, Natalie Nian Ci
Keywords: DRNTU::Visual arts and music::Design::Product
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: “Once it enters the world, an object gathers history and associations on its own. The flag draping a fallen soldier’s casket has far greater significance for the mourner who takes it home than would any identical flag.” Excerpt From: Korn, Peter. “Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman.”Objects around the world gather their own narratives. Something we deemed useless might be seen valuable by another. These objects are often overlooked. Each object then is unique, because of the unique narratives it gains along the way. Even if it’s physical appearance is the same, no two objects are fully identical anymore. People associate their emotions with these objects. Many people keep things for sentimental reasons. Keeping things beyond their function seems an irrational decision but the rationale behind keeping the items allow everyone to understand that sentimental objects might mean more to people than a new fancy expensive electronic device.How then, can the importance of these items be captured and deemed valuable by others as they wear out their life cycle. These humble objects carry emotional importance to their owners, how can these items and narratives be preserved and be noticed by others.
Schools: School of Art, Design and Media 
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:ADM Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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