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DEMENTIA & MAGIC
What if everyday objects and even the city became demented? This was the speculative statement we used when investigating innovative ways to give citizens insight into what dementia is. Through this process we wanted to help everyone better understand the high prevalence of dementia and show how people with dementia should be integrated into our society. “Objects with Dementia (2015)” is a set of magical artefacts, which mimic/represent dementia symptoms, so that players can experience the confusion/frustration of having the disease. Our goal is to introduce the concept of magic to explore the potential of reframing the view of seeing dementia not as a loss but as a culture to be embraced.
BEYOND MEMORY LOSS – WELCOME TO DEMENTIALAND
With the risk of exaggeration, in Hong Kong dementia is considered to be part of the natural ageing process, and, thus, receives little special attention. Because of its complexity, dementia is mysterious for many people and generally understanding is limited to memory loss only. While the medical and social care experts are busy developing cures and services to help patients with dementia and their carers, we believe the contribution of design researchers could lie in enabling the public to better understand this mystery.
From designing demented objects, we want to expand the concept of dementia and magic to the whole city. We aim to prepare all citizens ready to welcome patients with dementia to go out and live within their communities. The parameter of our Neuro City design research project is to get the public to have a better understanding of dementia by inviting them to step into “DementiaLand (2018)”, a dementia-inspired magical environment, to experience different symptoms that go beyond just memory loss.
Dementia Going ( Co-Creation )
Dementia Going cocreation workshop
Enable Foundation with Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Kwai Chung), HD in Community Health Care for Senior Citizens and Asbury Methodist Social Service. (Feb 2018) ABOUT Social Innovation Lab （SI.DLab） SI.D Lab is a 2-year capacity building and cross-generational innovation and social design programme.