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By Richard Ward

May 15th, 2018

Shifting Paradigms for Dementia: Arts, Architecture and Design

The University of Stirling is hosting two workshops showcasing the latest developments in the field of dementia research and practice for the arts, architecture and design. Both events are free to attend and lunch will be provided. Please follow the links below to register.

These events are open to people living with dementia, carers, health and social care practitioners, researchers and anyone with an interest in finding out more about the increasing significance of arts-based approaches to dementia and the role of architecture and design.

Further details on each event and the line-up of speakers can be found here.

You can register for both events here.

Event 1. Arts, Creativity and Dementia, MacRobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling, Wednesday May 30th (10am – 4.15pm)

You are warmly invited to attend a one-day event exploring the role of the arts and creativity in the care and support of people living with dementia. We will hear about cutting edge research and current innovative practice from artists and researchers working in this field. This event will explore the innovative and supportive role that different art forms are playing in the lives of people with dementia. We will hear from visual artists, film-makers, photographers and musicians and have the chance to experience their work, as well as finding out how researchers are taking creative approaches to communicating their findings and disseminating their work.

Event 2. Architecture, Design and Dementia, Iris Murdoch Building, University of Stirling, Thursday May 31st (10.30am – 3.30pm)

For our second event we will be exploring the crucial role played by design and architecture in the lives of people with dementia. The day will include an interactive ‘co-design’ workshop led by staff and students of the School of Architecture at the University of Edinburgh. This is your chance to get involved in doing dementia-friendly design. In the afternoon, the design team will feedback from the co-design activity and we will hear about cutting edge research and design practice for dementia in the field of architecture.

Participants are very welcome to join us for the whole day or just the morning workshop (followed by lunch) – or to arrive for lunch and stay for the afternoon presentations.

The morning co-design workshop has a number of reserved places for people living with dementia, carers and anyone directly working in the field of dementia care. Please use this link to book a place.

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