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One fifth of your life
Live Well in Old Age

17 November 2012 - 31 March 2013

We spend an average of one fifth of our lives as pensioners. How do we live well in old age?

In this exhibition, the driving forces of the individual run as a common thread through ideas and suggestions – How do you yourself want to live? Can you imagine getting involved in an active collaboration on homes and the living environment? Ideas are presented here from the development initiative Live Well in Old Age, as well as various solutions in the areas of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design.

In 2010, the Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology was mandated by the government to stimulate innovation in the area of homes and living environments for older people. More than seventy projects were launched all over the country – from competitions for architects, contractors and students to research projects and groups of ideas. There are also seminars and conferences, and books and other publications are written.

Municipalities, organisations, researchers and contractors have been engaged in the work, and older people themselves have been actively involved in all projects. Accessibility, security and collaboration were recurring values that arose in this work.

Photo: Emma Fredriksson / ArkDes

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In this exhibition, the driving forces of the individual run as a common thread through ideas and suggestions – How do you yourself want to live? Can you imagine getting involved in an active collaboration on homes and the living environment? Ideas are presented here from the development initiative Live Well in Old Age, as well as various solutions in the areas of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design.

In 2010, the Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology was mandated by the government to stimulate innovation in the area of homes and living environments for older people. More than seventy projects were launched all over the country – from competitions for architects, contractors and students to research projects and groups of ideas. There are also seminars and conferences, and books and other publications are written.

Municipalities, organisations, researchers and contractors have been engaged in the work, and older people themselves have been actively involved in all projects. Accessibility, security and collaboration were recurring values that arose in this work.

Photo: Emma Fredriksson / ArkDes