Storytelling Circle Creative Workshop

The Wisdom Hour: Our Future Selves

Join The Wisdom Hour, a creative space to celebrate positive stories of ageing facilitated by This Age Thing and Design Age Institute.

What to expect

What is wisdom, and does it have anything to do with how old you are?

The Wisdom Hour invites participants for a cup of tea and the opportunity to listen to, share experiences of getting older and possibly wiser, through stories of growth and leadership, quiet moments, magical accidents, and adventures at every age. These creative storytelling workshops are anchored in the belief that sharing the unique and diverse experiences of getting older can help us design a world that works better for everyone.

During this event participants will explore Designing for Our Future Selves, an exciting new display curated by Design Age Institute and the Design Museum, followed by a hands-on workshop led by Colum Lowe, Director of Design Age Institute. Participants are invited to bring a ‘wise object’ - something that represents wisdom - to the workshop. The object might represent a person, an experience, a memory, or an ambition for the future.

Please note that refreshments will be provided.


Book online

Booking information

Adult/Student/Concession: £5
Members: Free

Refreshments will be provided.
Suitable Age: 50+ but all ages welcome.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Visit our terms & conditions page for further information.

A limited number of free tickets are available through our Emerging Designers Access Scheme. If you are an emerging designer and facing financial barriers to attend, please register here.

Design Age Institute

The Design Age Institute is the UK’s national strategic unit for design and the healthy ageing economy. The Institute works with designers, businesses, researchers and communities to help address the challenges and opportunities of an ageing society through the transformative power of design.

Background illustration by Jess Nash.