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Design.Agency: Some wise words on design and ageing

9 December 2021 | 4pm – 5pm


This special one hour event will explore how designers can use the wisdom that comes with age to tackle aspects of ageism experienced in British society.

One of the giants of design for healthy ageing, Pattie Moore, sits down with Colum Lowe from the Design Age Institute and George Lee from This Age Thing, to discuss all things age related. This is a not to be missed opportunity to hear one of the most inspiring designers share her wisdom about how design can help us all live longer and age more joyfully.


Colum Lowe – Director, Design Age Institute RCA

Patricia Moore – President of Design Associates

Patricia Moore is an internationally renowned gerontologist and designer, serving as a leading authority on consumer lifespan behaviours and requirements. For nearly four years, Moore travelled throughout the US & Canada disguised as women over  eighty years of age. She has been named one of The 40 Most Socially Conscious Designers in the world, one of The 100 Most Important Women in America; one of 50 Americans Defining the New Millennium. Moore has been honoured with the prestigious National Design Award as 2019’s Design Mind and The Centre for Health Design’s 2020 CHANGEMAKER Award.

George Lee – Co-founder of This Age Thing, Design Age Institute RCA