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Ageing Societies: A Global Response

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20   —    22 Sep 2022

Architecture / Landscape, Digital, Graphic Design & Visual Communications, Industrial & Product Design, Multi-Disciplinary Design, Service Design, Fashion & Textiles, Urban Design, Education

UALAgeingSocieties

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University of the Arts London presents a three-day online symposium, bringing together a range of global perspectives and voices from the creative industries, to debate key challenges and opportunities arising from population ageing - a global phenomenon that has emerged as a result of social and economic development.

UAL Global x London Design Festival 2022 Ageing Societies: A Global Response Online Symposium 20-22 September 2022 Note: All times are British Summer Time What key challenges and opportunities are arising as a result of population ageing, and how is the globe responding? This three-day online symposium explores how societies around the globe are responding and adapting to population ageing - a global phenomenon that has emerged as a result of social and economic development. Organised by the University of the Arts London (UAL), a global leader in specialist art and design higher education, this symposium will present new models of international engagement, celebrate the creativity and activism of students and staff, and speculate on creative futures. The event will focus on three key themes: Silver Economy Urban Regeneration and Spaces for Wellbeing Ageing Futures Featuring talks, roundtables and presentations from celebrated figures in the fields of design and beyond, the symposium will bring together multiple perspectives to enable critical discussion on the key challenges and opportunities arising from population ageing. UAL is committed to building a global creative community for positive change. By showcasing a wide range of ambitious projects from across the UK and internationally, this gathering aims to strengthen our global response to address population ageing and the impact it has on the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and societies, now and in the future. ‘Health and Wellbeing’ is one of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and the event takes place during the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-30).