Product Design and Silver Economy
Summer and Winter Courses - Bilbao
This course examines the ways in which a particular environment can be explored and evaluated to develop critical and innovative design initiatives. In particular, the course focuses on how the concerns and actions of older citizens can create meaningful design proposals and, in turn, be supported and empowered by a variety of design methods. We will be particularly concerned with how everyday activities can be improved, reconsidered, and enriched in a variety of contexts.
The similarities and differences between the elderly and the young will also be key to this approach, which enables participants to generate and conceive appropriately and meaningfully designed artefacts and structures. Academics from Chelsea College of Art, UAL and IED Kunsthal Bilbao will take part in the workshop, as well as professionals focused on the subject matter.