The Dementia Services Development Centre of the University of Stirling, organized a two days training workshop at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London. The workshop’s objective was to offer training and education to help to grow confidence, knowledge and skills that make a difference to people with dementia and improve professional practice.
Some 10 Million people in Europe are suffering from dementia. By the year 2050 the number of people with dementia is estimated to double. The artistic research project „Dementia Arts Society" (www.dementiaartssociety.com; PEEK, funded by FWF), hosted at the department Social Design - Arts as Urban Innovation, shows that art and design have an impact on people with or without dementia. This project is about integrating the potentials of arts-based research and methods into the ongoing efforts to meet the challenges which dementia brings to our societies.
In the meanwhile other projects have emerged in which the subject of dementia is acted on. To meet Dementia with modes of arts-based and design-based praxis is a crucial present and future issue for the University of Applied Arts Vienna as one of the leading Universities engaging the Arts with Dementia.
The international center of knowledge and expertise dedicated to improving the lives of people with dementia: Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) of the University of Stirling, organized a two days training workshop “Design Training Intersection of Dementia + Design"at RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) in London. The workshop’s objective was to offer training and education to help to grow confidence, knowledge and skills that make a difference to people with dementia, improve professional practice and enhance careers. People attending came from all backgrounds, including: family carers, staff working in primary care, acute care, housing, architecture, design, social care, the voluntary sector, even a commissioner of dementia services. The workshop engaged in designing indoor and outdoor spaces for people with dementia, meaningful activity, DSDC Lightning, Positive Risk enablement, Principles of Dementia Design, light & health etc. Interdisciplinary and international teams co-designed RIBA´s indoor and outdoor spaces according to discussed requests and tested the newly developed IRIDIS App.
- 8.-9. May 2018-05-15
- London at RIBA
- organized by the University of Stirling
- Ruth Mateus-Berr
- Pavel Naydenov
- Gabriela Urrutia Reyes