"Through design we can change stories"
For some of us, the first image that comes to mind when we are thinking about homeless people is often an old man sitting in the corner of the street begging for some change. Unfortunately the issue is much broader than that and facing life without a roof over our heads could be a reality for you, me and our children.
The thought of a homeless child is heart-breaking. The absence of security, friends and extended family. The abandoned toy on a top shelf, is a metaphor for a lost world. The softness of the toy gone, a hard yet delicate shell replaces the once soft security of an old friend. The purpose of the installation is to put this otherwise hidden problem to the forefront.
The viewers are encouraged to reflect on their emotions and feelings evoked by looking at the abandoned toy that once belonged to a child.