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Key details


  • 4pm – 5:30pm


  • Online


  • Free

Who could attend

  • Everyone


  • Workshop

Presented by Design Age Institute and the Association of Royal Designers for Industry (RDI), celebrated fashion designer and RDI Betty Jackson sits down with Royal College of Art MA Fashion graduate and adaptive wear designer Ellen Fowles for a discussion on wisdom, ageing, and design.

The Wisdom Hour: Ageing in a Changing World

Design Age Institute is excited to be bringing together designers from the Association of Royal Designers for Industry (RDI) and students from the Royal College of Art in a new series of conversations exploring design, experience, ageing, and wisdom.  

What is the perfect age for a designer?  It often seems that in the world of design you are either out of touch or too inexperienced.  Yet in our complex and ever-changing world, designers of all ages are needed more than ever to bring their unique experiences and skills to solve today’s significant challenges.  From what we wear to how we shop to our homes and workplaces, designers have the power to shape how we live, work, and grow older with agency and joy. 

Each session of The Wisdom Hour: Ageing in a Changing World will feature a Royal Designer for Industry in conversation with an emerging designer to explore the role of age and wisdom in designing a better world for our future selves. Conversations will be facilitated by Design Age Institute and This Age Thing.