Designing for our Future Selves This free pop-up exhibition has now closed
NEW OLD explored the potential for design and designers to enhance the experience of our later lives.
The exhibition looked at how design can help people lead fuller, healthier and more rewarding lives into old age, asking the question: how can designers meet the challenge of a rapidly ageing society? From robotic clothing to driverless cars, the exhibition rethought how design approached ageing.
Curated by Jeremy Myerson, Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, and sponsored by the Helen Hamlyn Trust and AXA PPP healthcare, the exhibition was organised into six sections - Ageing, Identity, Home, Community, Working and Mobility.
Each section featured a special design commission by a leading designer or design team, creating new solutions for demographic change as well as addressing the challenges’ of ages. New projects by Yves Béhar /fuseproject, Konstantin Grcic, Future Facility, Special Projects, IDEO and Priestman Goode featured in the show. NEW OLD examined how innovation and design can reimagine how we live the later stages of our lives.
"Everything you need for a techno-utopian retirement"- The Guardian
"This thought-provoking, futuristic and fun exhibition explores with enthusiasm, imagination and sometimes wit, how design could help people lead fuller, healthier, more rewarding lives in an ageing society — whether at home, at work, or out and about"- Evening Standard
"The exhibition takes the taboo out of talking about old age, and feels youthful, without being exclusive "- Wallpaper*
The pop-up exhibition took place in the Helene and Johannes Huth Gallery.
Open from 10:00 - 18:00 each day and 20:00 on the first Thursdays of the month.
This free-pop exhibition has now closed
Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World is the museum's ambitious opening exhibition consisting of a series of major new commissions by some of the most innovative practitioners in design and architecture.
Background image: Exchange by Special Projects