Ageing opportunities

Ajka, Hungary

2015

We focused on the issues and opportunities inherent in ageing, with the support of international experts and team facilitators. The aim was to give long term solutions to keeping senior citizens economically and socially active with the help of design.

The challenge we worked on

In 2015 HOLIS was organised again by Design Terminal and was focusing on the issues and opportunities inherent in ageing, with the support of international experts and team leaders. The aim was to give long term solutions to keeping senior citizens economically and socially active with the help of design.

Topics like employment, mobility, living conditions, use of design and use of social amenities and public services were investigated. The target territory of the study was the Ajka and Herend area in Hungary, where we explored both location-specific and more general implications of the topic in cooperation with local administration and nonprofit organizations, as well as local creative industry businesses, the Herend Porcelain Factory and Ajka Crystal.

What are the results

A report was developed presenting the leading thinkers of the theme and the projects of HOLIS teams among a remarkable case study collection of design projects focused on challenges of ageing.

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The projects were delivered by people who cared

Facilitator

Ingrid Van der Wacht

International & Public Affairs Manager at Dutch Design Foundation

Ingrid is a connector, conceptor, communicator with a focus on co/design for people and planet. Over the years she has initiated projects for the use of design as the driver for social innovation, economic growth and sustainable development. She has extensive experience in cross-sectorial partnerships between public authorities, industries, businesses and designers.

Facilitator

Iria Lopez

Service Designer

Iria's passion is using the power of design processes to transform people's lives. After studying psychology Iria started her career in 2001 working as user researcher / ethnographer (exploring people’s needs in their context of use) working in several private companies in Barcelona. In 2005 she learned how to integrate user/cultural research with design and business processes.

Facilitator

Tibor Antony

Tibor studied industrial design at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. During that time he gained practical experiences at Beijing product innovation company PER, car design studio at Škoda - Mlada Boleslav, involved as well in multidisciplinary team in Odense, Integrated design programme. He has worked for three years in Branding and Retail Design consultancy 3070 Inc.

Facilitator

Samu Szemerey

Samu is an architect and urbanist. His areas of specialty are the overlaps of technology, creative industries and the built environment, the media history of architecture and innovation in the design practice. As a consultant and strategist he has organized and curated several programs, events and research projects. He is a regular speaker and course leader at universities internationally.

Facilitator

Panni Pais

Co-founder of Cellux Group, designer.

Participants

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Service Designer at Cocomore
Miriam Schmalen
Cologne, Germany
Programme Manager at Prime Minister's Office
András Stefanik
Budapest, Hungary
Business analyst
Andrea Szilágyi
Augsburg, Germany
Theology
Anna Diósy
Budapest, Hungary
Mathematical Modeller at Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Beáta Tünde Szabó
Budapest, Hungary
Designer
Eszter Horváth
Budapest, Hungary
Designer
Jeremiasz Rzenno
Glasgow, UK
Graphic designer
Karolina Styczeń
Cracow, Poland
Geoinformatics
Karolina Sielicka
Warsaw, Poland
Business Analyst
Katalin Zsuzsanna Nagy-Szabó
Budapest, Hungary
Cultural anthropology
Lili Varga
Budapest, Hungary
Pattern designer and illustrator
Lili Veszprémi
Budapest, Hungary
Architect
Márk Kendernay
Bath, UK
Engineering Project Manager at Hello Wood Group
Nóra Láng
Budapest, Hungary
Head of Global Marketing at OnRobot
Nóra Bereczki
Budapest, Hungary
Textile design
Petra Debnárová
Berlin, Germany
Product designer
Robert Raimann
Gdansk, Poland
Market research analyst
Szvetlana Juhász
Budapest, Hungary
Architect
Zoltán Takács
Bratislava, Slovakia
UX designer and researcher
Zsófia Czémán
Vienna, Austria

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