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Curated by Design Age Institute in collaboration with the Design Museum, The Future of Ageing explores how design is transforming the way society can support everyone to age with greater agency and joy.
Discover how design can support the needs, interests, and aspirations of an ageing population and indeed your own future self, in a new display curated by Design Age Institute, based at the Royal College of Art, in collaboration with the Design Museum.
The Future of Ageing display 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 display 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.
The display will be open to the public at the Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, between 20 July and 25 September 2022. No booking is required.
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