Call for participation: Dementia Lab 2017 – stories from design and research

Posted by Niels on Tuesday May 16th 2017 at 11:15

Andrea and Niels are working together with the German Robert Bosch Stiftung on bringing their way of designing for and together with persons with dementia to German Design/Art faculties.
This event is part of this project and this is the second version of this event.

More info on this event can be found at www.dementialab.com

Dortmund, 6 & 7 September 2017

dementialab event

Stefanie sitting next to person with dementia

For designers, researchers and educators working with people with dementia there are moments of joy when a design is well-accepted, there is appreciation shown for what was designed by caregivers and family members or the method that was used goes well, etc. Despite these positive elements, there are a range of underlying questions that come before, during and after the design process. These questions vary from such practical challenges as recruiting persons with dementia and making connections with dementia groups or care facilities to finding funding before a project begins or failing to have a method work as expected. Designers may struggle to find a find a way of communicating with people with dementia when words fail or have a hard time coping with the stress of dealing with people who are in constant mental and physical decline. Finally, once a design is made, designers and researchers often encounter resistance to the first iterations of the things designed or have difficulty integrating the designs into the routines of daily life and care.

 

In this second edition of the Dementia Lab event, we wish to support the sharing of these successes and failures by inviting Logo for event on design and dementiacontributions from designers and researchers who are designing for and together with persons with dementia. Besides the participant’s contributions two keynote speakers will try to provoke, stir or respond to the submissions.

For submissions, location, venue etc check www.dementialab.com

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