The Heirloom Project

What is our inheritance? In popular usage, an “heirloom” is something, perhaps an antique or most popular some kind of jewelry, that has been passed down for generations through family members (wikipedia).

A piece of furniture, property, a photo album, an object; it could be a physical attribute, a gene which determines the way we have to live our lives, when we die or whether we create our own family, religious beliefs, the way we dress, articulate or carry ourselves.

Whatever it is, it will have an impact on our lives in some way or other. The way we see ourselves as people, our history and identity can all be part of our inheritance. In this project I am trying to investigate the links between those ‘hand-me-downs’ and how that has made an impact on ‘us as individuals’.