Shred was a series of craft circle and oral history sessions designed for an office environment.

At these sessions participants:

– used shredded paper discarded by the business to design and create a collective artwork of woven squares

– asked questions of the company “elders” about their time at the company as well as changes gone through and lessons learnt

The resulting materials were consolidated into an interactive display for the boardroom where visitors can access recorded excerpts of these oral histories using their smartphones.

Shred was devised and delivered as part of a pilot of artistic interventions in the workplace funded by The SHM Foundation.