17 — 18, 20 — 25 Sep 2022
Architecture / Landscape, Digital, Graphic Design & Visual Communications, Industrial & Product Design, Interiors & Furniture, Multi-Disciplinary Design, Service Design, Urban Design, Education
A free exhibit curated by Design Age Institute and the Design Museum, exploring how designers are reimagining 'The Future of Ageing'.
Discover how design can support the needs, interests and aspirations of an ageing population and indeed your own future self, in a new exhibit curated by Design Age Institute and the Design Museum. 'The Future of Ageing' invites visitors to explore how design can help to develop products, services and environments to enhance our experience of living in later life through a selection of prototypes, sketches and research from projects that are being developed by Design Age Institute and its partners. Among them are ‘The Centaur’ – a self-balancing, two-wheeled personal electric vehicle for people with difficulties getting around, ‘Gita’ – a hands-free cargo-carrying robot, the ‘Home Office to Age in Place’ – created to integrate flexible living and working space for later life, and ‘Hearing Birdsong’ – a digital ‘audioscape’ app that uses the sound of birdsong to engage visitors with their hearing health. The exhibit also presents ‘Growing Together’ – a long-term participatory project that explores opportunities for an intergenerational garden at the Design Museum, and showcases stories and experiences of later life through two new film commissions as well as a limited edition publication from ‘This Age Thing’, a community of age advocates.