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Designing for Ageing


● Cancelled

Monday 20 April 2020
6.30 — 8pm

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Traffic sign "elderly people" in Melford (UK)

Photo by Ziko van Dijk

Explore the principles designers use to tailor our built environment to meet the needs of an ageing population, and how these could be applied to benefit everyone.

In this talk, we invite our speakers to take a closer look at how our cities and spaces would change if they were designed to adjust to the needs of people as they grow older. From creating communities and facilitating access, to proposing new ways for different generations to live together, architecture continues to offer solutions in the shape of individual spaces. Yet cities such as London are still becoming increasingly inhospitable towards older inhabitants, often forcing them to relocate.

After a 15-minute introduction from the chair, our panel will look to examples of buildings and urban planning that were created to adjust to the needs and desires that develop with ageing. They will explore how cities would change if all designs were created to adjust and change with us as we aged. Can design and planning help unlock the potential and promote the engagement of older citizens?

There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the discussion.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Monday 20 April 2020

6.30 — 8pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£15, £9