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Designing for our Future Selves

Designing for our Future Selves

Our upcoming display at the Design Museum from 24 February, will showcase ten innovative design initiatives that aim to help everyone age more happily and healthily.

Virtual Briefing Event

Virtual Briefing Event

Do you have an idea to reimagine transport for an ageing population? Join our event introducing our new Programme with up to £120k funding available.

The Wisdom Hour: Transport

The Wisdom Hour: Transport

Presented by Design Age Institute and the Association of Royal Designers for Industry (RDI), designer and RDI Luke Pearson sits down with Royal College of…

Design.Different

Design.Different

Featuring the work of The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design (HHCD) over 2021/22, a period of opening up, new possibilities and intense activity.

Petition for packaging

Petition for packaging

Join us in petitioning government to introduce mandatory standards for consumer packaging to enhance accessibility, sustainability & choice.

On Tour: V&A Dundee

On Tour: V&A Dundee

Our recent exhibit 'The Future of Ageing', co-curated with the Design Museum, is touring to the V&A Dundee between 12 October 2022 - 22 January 2023.

WATCH: Inclusive Technology

WATCH:  Inclusive Technology

Watch our talk and panel discussion at the Design Museum, exploring how technology is shaping how we design for an ageing population.

Include Conference 2022

Include Conference 2022

Hosted by The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art. Include is a global conference that focuses on inclusive design.

Exhibit: The Future of Ageing

Exhibit: The Future of Ageing

A free exhibit exploring how design is helping to reimagine the way society can support a population that is living longer to age with greater agency and joy.

Growing Together: Open Day

Growing Together:  Open Day

Drop into the Design Museum on Saturday 23 July for the Growing Together Garden Summer Open Day with design studio public works.

Reimagining the walker

Reimagining the walker

Announcing Michael Strantz (MA Design Products, 2022) as the winner of the Hamlyn Walker Challenge to rethink the walker as reliable, desirable and joyful.

Explore your future wisdom

Explore your future wisdom

Join us at the Design Museum on 21 July for an interactive workshop exploring if we really get wiser as we get older.

The Future of Ageing

The Future of Ageing

The Design Museum and Design Age Institute present a new display exploring how design can help reimagine the future of ageing.

Great Exhibition Road Festival

Great Exhibition Road Festival

As part of the Great Exhibition Road Festival 18-19 June, join a panel to discuss designing for an ageing society.

Watch: Let’s Talk About Sex

Watch:  Let’s Talk About Sex

Watch our event on designing for your future sex life - sex, intimacy and pleasure as we age.

Growing Together Garden

Growing Together Garden

Drop into the Design Museum on Saturday 7th May for the Growing Together Garden Open Day with design studio Public Works. 

Technology & Ageing

Technology & Ageing

Join us for the next session of Designing for Your Future Self on 24 May at the Design Museum to explore the impacts of emerging technologies for an ageing population.

Hamlyn Walker Challenge

Hamlyn Walker Challenge

A fantastic opportunity to redesign an everyday mobility aid and develop your design at world-leading design consultancy.

Applicant briefing session

Applicant briefing session

Watch the briefing session for applicants to our Pathfinder Projects and submit your application for up to 50k by 20 February.