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Fighting Ageism With Design

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Clemenger BBDO Auditorium

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In this conversation five design luminaries reflect on how design might address issues of ageism, but also how design can inadvertently promote ageist perceptions within communities.

Australia’s population is growing and ageing. Since the 1950s our life expectancy has increased by almost 30 years and is likely to reach the mid 90s by 2050. This is a good news story and yet this phenomon is also referred to as an ‘ageing tsunami’. Isn't it time we were excited by the prospect of reaching our senior years? ‘Fighting ageism through design’ is a discussion with five luminaries from different design industries on the role design might play in the perception of older Australians. We also inquire into the prevalence of ageism across the design industry.

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Ken Cato AO Chairman and Global Creative Director, Cato Brand Partners | Graphic Designer

Eli Giannini Director, MGS Architects | Architect

John Gollings Gollings Photography | Architectural photographer

Lisa Grocott Professor of Design, Monash University | Design researcher / educator

Michael Trudgeon Design Director, Crowd Productions | Industrial Designer


Presented by Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative (HARI) at the University of Melbourne

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Clemenger BBDO Auditorium

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