NEW OLD: Designing for our Future Selves
NEW OLD: Designing for our Future Selves is one of the first exhibitions of its kind to focus on the power of design and designers to transform the experience of ageing and the way we will live in the future. Conceived and produced by the Design Museum, London, NEW OLD brings together a range of new approaches to the issues that face the growing numbers of older people in society.
The need to keep people fit, active and living independently in their own homes, rather than in institutional care could be met by a vastly increased potential to address these issues at every level, from architecture to technology, from digital applications to redesigning domestic appliances.
NEW OLD is curated and designed in six sections covering Ageing, Identity, Community, Home, Working and Mobility. It is a combination of info-graphics, videos and new commissions alongside existing physical exhibits, with each section having as its centrepiece a special design commission by a leading designer or design team. (c.2500 sq ft)