The Emotional Life of Objects

  • Corinne Quin Goldsmiths University of London


Souvenirs of life? The importance of objects around us

Count your family members. Count your friends. Count your loves, your colleagues, your enemies and your idols. You probably have more relationships than you first thought. Tally the successes and failures; the times of elation and times of worry; the important times, moments you’ll remember forever, moments that changed your life. Now notice all the objects around you. They are the witnesses to these personal experiences. Their account is silent, but you remember. You remember because their very exustence serves to remind you.

How to Cite
QUIN, Corinne. The Emotional Life of Objects. Journal of Design & Technology Education, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 3, aug. 2009. ISSN 1360-1431. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 29 june 2022.