Public & Community Engagement

Get involved in the debate about the future of ageing through our exciting programme of design workshops, talks, projects and exhibits.

Public & Community Engagement

Design Age Institute x Design Museum

Design Age Institute

Get involved in the debate about the future of ageing through our exciting programme of design workshops, talks, projects and exhibits hosted at the Design Museum.

Developed in collaboration with researchers, designers, innovators, industry partners and ageing communities, the programme will invite individuals and communities  to engage and interact with design products, services and research that has the potential to transform our experiences of ageing and help us all age happier and healthier.

You can find all the latest opportunities to get involved in activities, events, and workshops on our news page, and on the Design Museum website.

This Age Thing

This Age Thing was launched in April 2021, with support from Design Age Institute, as a space for everyone to share stories, to be listened to, and to take positive collective action to challenge ageism and celebrate stories of getting older. Join a diverse community of age activists, storytellers, creatives, designers and change-makers, to design a world to help us all live longer, healthier and happier.

Visit This Age Thing.

News

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.

Petition for packaging

Petition for packaging

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

WATCH: The Wisdom Hour

WATCH: The Wisdom Hour

Fashion designers Betty Jackson and Ellen Fowles, sat down for "The Wisdom Hour" to discuss wisdom, designing and ageing in a changing world.

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.

Watch: Patricia Moore x DAI

Watch: Patricia Moore x DAI

A special session of the Wisdom Hour exploring design, ageing and wisdom with Patricia Moore, one of the giants of design for healthy ageing.

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.

Watch: No time to Waste

Watch:  No time to Waste

Watch our event on designing for a future in which the planet is rapidly heating up at the same time as populations are living longer.

Watch: A World for Everyone

Watch: A World for Everyone

Watch the launch of our 'Designing for Your Future Self' talks series at the Design Museum on 21 September 2021.

Watch: Age, Agency & Joy

Watch: Age, Agency & Joy

Watch a recording of our virtual April event, 'Age, Agency & Joy’, introducing the Design Age Institute and partners.  

Design Age x Design Museum

Design Age x Design Museum

Get involved in Design Age Institute talks, workshops and events at Design Museum to explore design for healthy ageing.