Patching up is a project at King’s that is running throughout a six month maker-in-residence programme. The programme is a collaboration between Angela Maddock and the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery at King’s and is supported by the Crafts Council and the Cultural Institute at King’s. It aims to explore and develop material empathy in nursing and midwifery students through engagement in craft practice.
In Patching up students are asked to bring along a valued object in need of repair and, through a process of discussion, reflection and negotiation, we develop a care plan for the object and they continue the repair in their own time. An exhibition of all the ‘Patch Ups’ is planned for the end of my residency. This blog features contributions from students across the faculty, their photos and their reflections on what the process means for them.
If you would like to be included in the project, please contact Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Words: Angela Maddock
Picture: Angela Maddock