‘Open Doors’ project with Men’s Shed (Cardiff Met)

Co-design for dementia with Men’s Shed charity

This project builds on the relationship between LAUGH and Squirrel’s Nest Men’s Shed in Tondu. Men’s Shed is an organisation that supports the mental health of men in the community through making and craft practice.  Squirrel’s Nest have collaborated with LAUGH to help develop a playful object for a person with advanced dementia.

Funded by the Gwanwyn Festival (Age Cymru) and Fab-cre8 (Cardiff School of Art and Design), the ‘Open Doors’ project brought members of the Men’s Shed to experience FabLab Cardiff and the new technologies used in developing our range of LAUGH playful objects.  During this visit we co-created a new playful object that combines the hand craft expertise from the Men’s Shed with the digital fabrication available at FabLab.  A short video was made to show this collaboration. This, and more information about the project, can be found on the LAUGH website.

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