BCM325 Digital Artefact | Contextual Report

Georgie O'Brien

My digital artefact (DA) for BCM325 saw me not only learn to crochet, but also learn how to look after my mental health. I focused my futures studies on researching the effects crocheting has on one’s mental wellbeing. Through the utilisation of both TikToks and Instagram Reels, I documented the creation of my mood blanket, as explained in my pitch. Additionally, I created a two-part Youtube series expanding on my research and considering the short-term future of crafts such as crochet as a tool for preventing mental health decline in young people.

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Subject Relevance

Addressing the BCM325 Future Cultures challenge, my DA explored the possible, probable and preferable future of crochet as a preventative tool for mental health decline within the next 12 months.

Wendell Bell’s 9 major purposes of futures studies is referenced throughout my DA, exploring the possible future of mental…

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