Losing Myself is the Irish entry to the Biennale Architettura 2016. The project is a a puzzling projection that simulates what it’s like to live with dementia and shows the contrast between the architect's intention for a building and its subsequent inhabitation.
"The title of our project, ‘Losing Myself’ is drawn from the principle that architects have a responsibility in our designs to imagine the experiences of others. We have tried to develop a process of drawing through which we can imaginatively inhabit the minds of people with dementia, whose view of the world is not immediately clear to us. The drawing presents the fragmented and overlapping perceptions of people with dementia, rather than a representation of the building as a static architectural object. The installation imagines the ways in which dementia might affect an individual’s ability to synthesise and navigate their environment, based upon our observations and our conversations with experts and people with personal experience of the condition."