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. Please register your attendance on eventbrite:
ART + MEMORY
Barney & Lucy Heywood (Stand + Stare) + Alison Ward
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.
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This discussion marks the beginning of Living Legacy, a project in which Stand + Stare will produce an interactive artwork for older people in Corby. This work will respond to the needs of the community by engaging and inspiring elderly individuals, some of whom live in social isolation as well as have physical disabilities. Fermynwoods has partnered with the Royal Voluntary Service to deliver this innovative and socially-engaged project. RVS provides practical and emotional support for older people across the UK.
Possible with support from Arts Council England, Northamptonshire Community Foundation, Garfield Weston and Made In Corby
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