Engagingaging in London

The Building Centre, (Store Street, London WC1), is currently playing host to Engagingaging; an exciting series of events including a workshop and an exhibition centred on the theme of ageing and identity. The work represents an international collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University in the UK and Chang Gung University in Taiwan and forms part of a much larger research project comparing the experiences of people growing older in Taiwan with those of individuals in the UK.

A collection of artefacts, STIGMAS, designed by Paul Chamberlain (MdesRCA) that aim to raise awareness and prompt reflection on issues of aging will be on display. Workshop participants and people viewing the exhibition will be invited to explore a range of issues in relation to this broader theme including stigmas, identity, the meaning of objects, place and space.

The exhibition is currently on show at the Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Studio in Taipei until 12 December 2010, where it has received a considerable amount of attention. A short video of the lively workshop which took place just before the exhibition is below:

Further details can also be found here.

Professor Paul Chamberlain, head of Art and Design Research at Sheffield Hallam University and Principal Investigator of the work said, ‘the project has provided opportunity for older people to participate and help us better understand the issues of ageing that might inform the design of future products and living environments to enhance quality of life in later life. The collaboration has provided an opportunity to reflect on the cultural aspects of ageing’. The project has been supported by the British Council’s PMI CONNECT programme.

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