“How the temporality and the spatiality of collections might be visually translated through [graphics] design?”
Correlating + collecting is a project by Erika Conchis which looks at using design anthropology as an approach to map the relationships between people, their collections, and their lives.
The project studies how collections of ordinary everyday objects can be used to examine and highlight ordinary or extraordinary life events. The project focuses on visually translating and correlating collections into meaningful markers for time, memories and our shifting relationships to people and places. correlating + collecting encourages others to use their collections and their collecting process to tease out and reflect upon ordinary life events which have become coupled to the objects within their collections. The prototyped method “creating a map of your collection” provides a guide for people to follow the process which my research and my creative practice arrived at during the course of the project.