Department of De-clutter

2014 - 2015

 

  This project is a hoarding clinic to help combat the newly categorised mental illness known as ‘hoarding disorder’. The scheme provides accommodation, a series of treatment spaces, and place to preserve hoarded items.

  Hoarders are most often found living in very poor conditions, above amongst their towering belongings. Rooms lose their intended function and become more like ruins of collected objects. Research clearly shows that hoarding disorder suffers have a negative impact on themselves and those around them.

  Located on the riverside between East Greenwich and the Greenwich Peninsula, the proposal sets out to help rehabilitate hoarders through treatment activities that begin with the participants bringing all their objects to the building for categorisation. Here over a period of time, and alongside continued counselling and support, the hoarder will slowly remove, demolish and archive their objects until just one remains. This object will be placed within the ‘archive-garden’ whilst all other objects will be recycled within the recycling plant for future use.

 
 
 Pencil Drawing 840 x 594(mm), Mixed Media

Pencil Drawing 840 x 594(mm), Mixed Media

 Pencil Drawing 840 x 594(mm), Mixed Media

Pencil Drawing 840 x 594(mm), Mixed Media