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‘Reconnect’ is a growing, on-going, project of searching for connection.
In September 2020 I learned about different forms of trauma from a theoretical point of view. I gradually discovered that trauma has a greater impact than I had expected. The more I read about it, the more aspects were present in my own life.
Since trauma can install itself in a body before someone can speak, it is impossible to treat some traumas verbally. The exercises to begin healing a body are very physical and make close contact with the body, just like jewelry.
‘Unraveling trauma’ is a first step in an exploration of how jewelleriness can help to heal trauma.
In the next step, I look for what jewellery and objects I can design to remind me and others to do the gestures to heal the body.