Tara Baoth Mooney
Designing for Agency and Empowerment of Women with Dementia
Tara Baoth Mooney is an artist / designer and also a final year PhD candidate at the University of Wolverhampton where she is exploring textiles and fashion as triggers for memory and narrative for people with Alzheimers- using an empathic design process.
She has also worked for UNIDO on the Better Work in Textiles Bangladesh Project in partnership with Centre for Sustainable Fashion of the London College of Fashion, which develops capacity for creative thinking and entrepreneurial skills around the concepts of sustainability and innovation.
She has developed a line of sustainable fashion garments for the Safetynet project, featured at the Siggraph Cyberfashion show.
She is also a noted performer: known by children worldwide as the voice and character of Shadow in the Mitch Kreigman/ Henson Company’s tv classic series Bear in the Big Blue House; as co-creator of the Irish children’s educational show BB agus Bella for TG4, and in her own right as a singer-songwriter and musician who is the lead of the band Bedlam Suitcase.
Her research and professional practice spans all these art forms, and inspires women to engage in sustainable creative projects for the betterment of our world and care of our elders and Earth.