Chloe Meineck is a designer, maker, inventor and social entrepreneur based in Bristol and London. Her work sits between the worlds of technology, craft, design and art, and focusses on inclusive design processes in order to develop products with a social purpose.
“Meineck is typical of a new breed of technology entrepreneur, part artist, part engineer, who are mushrooming across Bristol” Guardian
In 2013, Chloe became Craft Council’s Craft and Technology Resident, and Designer in Residence at the Design Museum, where she developed prototypes under the theme ‘Identity’ and worked with families and carers of people with dementia. This lead to the development of Music Memory Box, a personalised, multi-sensory reminiscence tool, designed to help tackle some of the issues experienced by those affected by the condition.
In 2014 Chloe became a full time resident at Pervasive Media Studio and was part of REACT’s Play Sandbox scheme, which partners creative companies with academics in order to research and develop new products for children. She teamed up with Dr. Debbie Watson to develop Trove, a product for children in care and adopted children. Trove has been recently been piloted with adopted children and their families in a local authority in the UK.
In 2015, Chloe became a British Council Elevate Fellow 2015, which enabled her to visit Japan and stay for a one month residency developing Music Memory Box in KIITO, Kobe’s Creative Design Centre. The residency was part of a large exhibition about ageing creatively, and culminated in a solo exhibition of the Music Memory Box. While Chloe was out there, Music Memory Box became a finalist in the UK’s National Dementia Care awards, in the most innovative product category.
In 2016, Chloe and fellow Pervasive Media Studio residents were invited to be part of a panel on ‘Subtle Interfaces’ at SXSW, Texas. She is currently working on building the Studio Meineck team and bringing Music Memory Box and Trove to market. She will be launching Music Memory Box on Kickstarter this summer.
Aside from developing her products, Chloe collaborates on other projects, is co-producer of Make Works Bristol and Bath, is a visiting lecturer across UK universities and consultant on AHRC funded Digital Transformations in Community research project based in Bristol.
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