Design, Intergenerationality, and Healthy Ageing
What is the relationship between design, intergenerationality, and healthy ageing? What challenges and opportunities arise from intergenerational design and how can these facilitate well-being and reduce loneliness?
Drawing on his ethnographic research with designers and architects, this presentation will attempt to address these questions. It will also employ theory from the anthropology of architecture and design in order to make tentative suggestions for a design environment that privileges intergenerational living.
Anthony Howarth is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Population Ageing, a Research Associate at University College, and a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford. His current research focuses on how the relationship between design, place, and intergenerational living might enable healthy ageing and reduce loneliness.