Exhibition: The Future of Ageing

This exhibition runs from Wed, 20th Jul 2022 to Sun, 11th Sep 2022. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

13th Aug 2022  
(10am - 8:45pm)
14th Aug 2022  
(10am - 5:45pm)
15th Aug 2022  
(10am - 5:45pm)
16th Aug 2022  
(10am - 5:45pm)
17th Aug 2022  
(10am - 5:45pm)
18th Aug 2022  
(10am - 5:45pm)
19th Aug 2022  
(10am - 8:45pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

Curated by Design Age Institute in collaboration with the Design Museum, The Future of Ageing explores how design is transforming the way society can support everyone to age with greater agency and joy.

Discover how design can support an ageing population – and indeed our own future selves – to meet their needs, interests and aspirations with greater agency and joy.

One thing we all have in common is that we are ageing, and many of us will live into old age. By 2040, more than a quarter of the UK's population will be aged over 60. We are moving towards a future in which the population of older adults will only continue to grow.

The Future of Ageing display celebrates how design can help us reimagine products, services and environments to enhance our experience of living in later life with a selection of prototypes, sketches and research from projects that are being developed by Design Age Institute and its partners.

Among them are 'The Centaur' – a self-balancing, two-wheeled personal electric vehicle for people with difficulties getting around, 'Gita' – a hands-free cargo-carrying robot, the 'Home Office to Age in Place' – created to integrate flexible living and working space for later life, and 'Hearing Birdsong' – a digital 'audioscape' app that uses the sound of birdsong to engage visitors with their hearing health.

The display also presents 'Growing Together' – a long-term participatory project that explores opportunities for an intergenerational garden at the Design Museum, and showcases stories and experiences of later life through two new film commissions as well as a limited edition publication from 'This Age Thing', a community of age advocates.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


The Design Museum,

224-238 Kensington High Street, London,
W8 6AG

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