DSDC News

By Henriette Laidlaw

May 30th, 2016

From "Changing gear in dementia design"

On a sunny evening in May during Clerkenwell Design Week we had the pleasure of bringing together a group of professionals all keen to make positive change happen to support  people with dementia through design for an informal networking event.

The evening was organised by Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling and hosted by our Chief Architect Lesley Palmer, with guest appearance by Professor Emeritus June Andrews. 

We were pleased to welcome participants from our design school in London to join us for an evening of network together with invited guests from design, architectural practice, finance and the arts.

Some quotes from the design school

"If only the team who delivered the lectures could design all the housing in the UK! It would benefit society."

"Overall I  thoroughly enjoyed the course and have learnt considerable amount which I can take back into my working environment ."

"I enjoyed the course very much, I learned more than I expected. I will use everything I learned."

"I found the reference to suppliers of specialist products useful and the information on what has and has not worked in practice."

 

 

Photos by Jade Wills