Adamsdown is a residential area just outside the centre of Cardiff. It’s a model example of a contemporary multicultural community. In this project, as well as capturing the unity and warmth of the area and its residents, I also wanted to present ideas about aspects of the community that seem disjointed. In most houses the residents share entirely different backgrounds to those of their neighbours, there’s both a language and cultural barrier that they must see past, in order to form a functioning community, this has proved hard to overcome for some. Nevertheless, in a time of uncertainty, where cohesion and tolerance is vital for the future, these integrated communities now present the foundations of our new society.
As a student all of your possessions are usually confined to one room. This series looks at the ways that students express themselves through the objects and arrangements of their bedrooms; this is a place that is open to experimentation and freedom.
From photographs to tapestries and posters, everything is a form of self expression. The project has a focus on females because women have more of a desire to create a comfortable and protected environment by decorating and organising the objects in their bedrooms in particular ways.
Distant Comfort looks at the relationships that people have with objects and the ways that students find comfort in the things that they surround themselves with.