Exhibit: The Future of Ageing
A new 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.
Dates: Wednesday 20 July – Sunday 25 September 2022
Venue: The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, London W8 6AG
Tickets: Free, drop in exhibit, suitable for all ages.
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 exhibit celebrates how design can help us reimagine products, services and environments to enhance our experience of living in later life with 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.