This project is founded on research gathered by Jake Bestwick during the previous module, Creative Design and Positionality, as well as external research gathered. The project is also a resolved design response to the research question: How does the lack of a ban on Gay Conversion Therapy in the UK impact the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals?
Research within this project takes the form of primary site visits including analysis of them, a questionnaire using implied-informed consent to gain insight into the view of a wide range of people’s opinions, as well as the use of secondary sources and readings.
The resolution of this collation of work takes the form of a permanent installation that initially tackles the subject of Conversion Therapy, invoking visceral and emotional responses from the users. The project has longevity and substance thanks to the design of the space, a sensory-audio experience, as well as the ability for it to tackle a range of topics. For example, one month could be dedicated to feminism and the next month could be dedicated to sustainability and the climate crisis.