Pavel Aleksandrov Naydenov, Bana Sa'adeh, Gabriela Urrutia Reyes
Facade Stage is a project placed in Haus St Barbara, Vienna. It is home for Elderly people where 85% of its inhabitants have dementia. Caritas and the Social Design Studio, in collaboration, presented a framework in order to change the back Facade of the building, now very opaque and dusty, and design a space, that could be used as medium of communication.
THe project is placed in Haus St Barbara, Vienna. It is home for Elderly people where approximately 85% of its inhabitants have dementia.
Caritas and the Social Design Studio, in collaboration, presented a framework in order to change the back Facade of the building, now very opaque and dusty, and propose and design a space, environment that could be used as a tool of communication, representation, or even dreaming for their residents.
However, being in a context where we have to deal with Dementia, (a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory, severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities), questions during this process were raised in order to understand what we cannot control and what elements can we prioritize in the design process:
What types of memories elderly carry with them? What memories do they bring to places in order to not forget? Could a FACADE be able to transmit feelings or positive reactions? What can we design that is beautiful for an elderly person? And would be the same thing also beautiful for a person dementia? Or should we design only a tool of distraction to take people out of the daily day boredom? How?
- SS 2018
- Pavel Aleksandrov Naydenov
- Bana Sa'adeh
- Gabriela Urrutia Reyes