An open discussion about the psychological effects of aging and the role of the arts in enriching life for older people, led by a dementia expert and an artist duo.
Barney & Lucy Heywood (Stand + Stare) & Alison Ward
Danesholme Community Centre
Tuesday 14 September 2017
7pm – 8:30pm
Our latest friendly, free and open discussion explores Art and Memory.
All are welcome, but please register your attendance here.
Stand + Stare work with technologists, academics, archivists and even cheesemakers. Always seeking to challenge convention and to tell a good story, they create automated experiences, often based on archive material, and immersive performances. Their work is characterized by a sense of warmth and nostalgia with particular attention given to the design.
Alison Ward is a Researcher at the University of Northampton, whose research interests are in the field of dementia and the use of creative activities to support wellbeing. Alison is undertaking her PhD on the use of photography and storytelling with people with dementia and is a trained TimeSlips storytelling facilitator. Alison supports a social club for people with young onset dementia and their carers, and is a Churchill Fellow 2015.
You can follow the discussion online live here.
Image: Tangible Memories app developed for University of Bristol, Stand + Stare, 2013