Aide Memoire

The Aide Memoire was born out of a series of creative sessions with Tommy Dykes. These sessions involved discussions around the theme of memory and nostalgia and the construction of small working prototypes. A fictitious service company was devised that would visit, interview and record members of a family. Edited versions of these memories are stored in the device and made available to members of that family. The physical object have the appearance of a family heirloom, handed down from one generation to the next.



Participants are able to listen to the memories of family members by tuning with a large radio dial. Participants are able to use smaller dials to add sound effects. In this way they are able to listen to the memories on a simulated walk or in a crowded pub.