Archibald Godts

Prizes: Melkweg Award Nominee, Keep an Eye Grant Nominee, Connect Ring

Department: Man and Well being

Man’s Best Friend

To solve the problems of an ageing population as funding for healthcare dwindles, Archibald Godts has thought of ways to let dogs help people. Our oldest companions, dogs have shown their ability to complement our weaknesses and can do more than sit with you or join you for a walk. Archibald’s online platform shares this knowledge and points out the canine potential for assisting the elderly. A guard dog can protect its owner from muggers by carrying her valuables. With a pill box around its collar, a retriever may be the nicest of reminders. When carrying groceries becomes a burden, a set of saddlebags across a shepherd's back offers a solution. And for those whose legs have worn out, there’s the dog cart for greater mobility.

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Photographs: Femke Rijerman