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Creating a new vision for intergenerational learning and living
Intergenerational design session: Creating a new vision for intergenerational learning and living – a hands-on design workshop
You are invited to participate in a hands-on design session, where we explore what an inclusive intergenerational learning and living campus might look like.
The session will start with brief presentations from thought leaders outlining current best practice in the design of senior living, and describing the Grandschools model: a campus that integrates senior living and secondary education in the one physical environment that promotes intergenerational inclusivity, active living and learning, as well as the psychological health and wellbeing of participants of all ages.
The second half of the session is ‘design imaginings’, known as a design charette, to develop ideas of how an intergenerational learning space can benefit marginalised youth and people with unique life experiences. You will be guided to work in groups, to share your ideas for creating intergenerational spaces.
The Grandschools project is a 5 year National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) funded project to QUT, ACU and Fulton Trotter Architects re-imagining how we might live, work and play into the future (grandschoolsproject.wordpress.com) – and we invite you to be part of the conversation!
Participants will be asked to sign a consent form to allow their contributions to be used for research purposes. A research information sheet and consent form will be sent to all participants before the session.
This session is a collaboration between the Grandschools project and COTA Queensland.