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Longevity by Design

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Innes Room, Union College

University of Queensland

38 Upland Road

St Lucia, QLD 4067

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An industry-wide charrette to rethink the future of senior living design.

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From aged care homes and retirement villages to…...what?

What will living look like as a person aged over 65 in 2050?

If you're passionate about challenging ‘sixtyfive-ism’ and changing the way we currently design communities and buildings for life in later years, join us for Longevity by Design.

Longevity by Design is a charrette, or design challenge, that will be held in Brisbane over one day on 6 February 2020. It's a joint initiative of The University of Queensland 's Healthy Ageing Initiative and DMA Engineers, with support from our event partners Paynters and Redland City Council.

Facilitated by Dr Rosemary Kennedy, the charrette will bring together thought leaders and professionals across a broad range of industries involved in designing for later life, building on the foundations of the University of Queensland’s Healthy Ageing Initiative.

Registered teams will take on a design challenge set in the Redlands. Teams will have a choice of three sites to work on, where they will be challenged to create visionary, innovative and highly connected design to meet the needs of future seniors in 2050.

For more information about the charrette, visit www.longevitybydesign.co

What is a charrette?

A charrette is a workshop devoted to solving a design challenge around a particular topic or situation. It is a collaboration to generate ideas and innovative thinking.

Why join the Longevity by Design charrette?

The charrette is a collaborative event giving teams the chance to think innovatively about their vision for the future of over-65 living.

It’s an opportunity to build your personal brand as a designer, innovator or creative thinker and make new professional connections across a range of industries.

You’ll hear from leading academics, interact with and be challenged by some incredible industry experts and mentors, and have your ideas heard by some of the leaders in Australian senior living.

Who can attend?

We’re looking for a diverse mix of skills, genders, ages, backgrounds and experience within each team. 

Teams will consist of between 4-8 people, with a maximum of 80 people participating on the day. We invite you to register as an individual, or as a team.

If registering as an individual, we will place you into a team.

If you are registering as a team, we strongly encourage you to bring together a diverse team with a range of different skills, perspectives and viewpoints to encourage creativity and innovation. Why not invite some clients or stakeholders to join your own organisation's team?

We're expecting participation from architects, transport and urban planners, and engineers, to interior designers, social scientists, health and community practitioners, educators, psychologists, visual artists, builders, marketers, built environment professionals and representatives from Government.

If you're keen to challenge assumptions and think differently when it comes to changing senior living design for the future, we'd love you to join us.

Who will you hear from?

There will be a series of provocations from thought leaders to inspire imagination and innovation. These will include:

- Professor Laurie Buys, leader of the Healthy Ageing Initiative.

- Everald Compton, Chairman of Longevity Alliance Australia, and Founder of National Seniors Australia.

The Pitches

The charrette will culminate in pitches by each team at a breakfast event on 27 February 2020 at Union College, UQ for up to 150 attendees.

This forum will be an open event where teams can invite colleagues and clients, and it will be attended by range of aged care and retirement industry representatives connected to the HAI as well as Redland City Council.

Teams will be vying for a range of incentives including a people's choice award and a Redland City Council choice award, where they will be invited to present and further explore their design ideas in industry forums. There will also be potential co-publishing opportunities with UQ.

More details on these opportunities will be provided soon.

What's included?

Registration fees include:

- all catering (arrival tea/coffee, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and networking drinks) and resources for the charrette.

- attendance at the pitch breakfast on 27 February.

- the opportunity to claim 5 Formal CPD points.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the charrette, please contact kathryn.koch@dmaengineers.com.au or check out the event website www.longevitybydesign.co , LinkedIn showcase page, or Facebook Event page.

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University of Queensland

38 Upland Road

St Lucia, QLD 4067

Australia

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