Dementia Going

 

腦退化與魔術

如果物件甚至城市患上了腦退化或失智症,它們會變成甚麼樣子?

我們嘗試從這推測性的問題出發,運用創意的方去探索推廣對腦退化症的認知,讓大眾市民了解此症除發病率高外,患者更應該被接納為社會的一部分。2015年,我們曾製作了一組「腦退症物件」 ,它們代表了腦退化症的不同病徵,讓用家親身體驗患上此病的困惑和沮喪。即是將物件腦退化,而不是人患上病症。這個將腦退化結合魔術的概念,希望將腦退化症變成大眾接受的文化,而不是視為社會缺失或負面的問題。

 

不只是忘記 , 歡迎來到「腦化後樂園」

認知障礙症或腦退化症在香港普遍被視為年老過程中的一部分,較少得到特別關注。此症複雜性高,對於大部分人來說更是神秘,因為大眾普遍將腦退化症理解作記憶力衰退。正當醫療和社會護理專家忙着研發治療方法和新服務幫助患者及其照顧者之際,另一邊廂,作為設計研究員的我們相信,設計可以在這議題上幫助大眾進一步理解腦退化症的謎團。

「腦化城市」計劃的目標是誠邀各位市民走進「腦化後樂園(2018年)」, 延續腦退化與魔術的概念,嘗試用設計將腦退化物件推廣至城市層面,讓大家透過這個以腦退化症徵狀作創作靈感的體驗展覽空間,認識腦退化症並不只是忘記東西,而是有更多其他重要的徵狀,並且鼓勵大接納患者如常般外出、在社區當中生活。

 

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 LOSSWELCOME 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” generates ideas on how to bring dementia patients into community. 

 

「腦化城市」致力激發幫助腦激發新想法讓腦退化症患者融入社區生活

 

 

 

 

Jan - Mar 2018

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.

 
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June 2018

Dementia Home  

腦化之家 

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如果你的家、物件,甚至生活的城市患上了腦退化症 / 認知障礙症,它們會變成怎樣? 

於2017年推出的社創設計室,是啟民創社首項獲得政府社創基金資助的能力提升項目。我們將於2018年6月7、8日的社創放閃墟 ,分享「腦化城市」計劃的首個腦化歷程概念裝置—— 腦化之家。

 

What if your home, everyday object or even the city had dementia, how will they be like? 

Launched in 2017,  Enable Foundation’’s Social Innovation Lab is our first capacity building programme funded by SIE Fund. Dementia Home, is our first prototype experience exhibition created through the co-creation project “ Dementia Going” , will be presented at SI Market on 7-8 June, 2018.

 

 

共創腦化新體驗  

 

我們在2018年春季與來自香港各大專院校的學生,進行了一連串的「腦化城市」跨代共創設計工作坊,讓他們嘗試不同的創意方法理解和探究腦退化症的十個徵狀,其中包括來自香港高等教育科技學院園境建築學士課程的學生與香港聖公會福利協會彩齡學院、基督教香港信義會沙田多元化金齡服務中心的老年人,一起創作讓普通人體驗腦退化症病徵的互動裝置設計。

啟民創社團隊,將其中四個意念延伸至腦化之家的體驗概念空間。

 

 

01 開盞燈 !    

腦退化症會令患者的判斷力衰退,日常生活中的簡單動作如開燈掣,對他們來說都是非常困難。我們設計了這個佈滿開關燈掣的牆,到底哪一個才是真正的開關?

 

02 睇報紙 !

看一份患上腦退化症的《腦化報》,挑戰集中力好嗎?《腦化報》轉載了《快樂腦塗嘢·藝術砌故仔》* 的腦塗故仔, 內容來自三十多位東華三院長者智晴坊、富晴長者日間護理中心和梅艷芳長者日間護理中心老年人的生活故事,當中有他們最喜愛的食物、年輕時代的故事和生活片段,故事情節日常中帶點魔幻,並由本地插畫師麥東記演繹。

*《快樂腦塗嘢·藝術砌故仔》屬香港賽馬會社區資助計劃「有種藝術」社區藝術計劃之一, 由香港青年藝術協會主辦及香港賽馬會慈善信託基金捐助。

 

03 搵牙刷!

腦退化症的徵狀之一,是視覺空間出現問題。我們在腦化廁所中設計了一個視覺幻象空間,當你嘗試在其中尋找牙刷與漱口杯配對時,可有空間錯覺的體會?

 

04 掃垃圾!

這個腦化掃把有點奇怪,點解會自己轉動?你可以用它來清理地板嗎?當腦退化症患者的協調能力減弱時,物件好像變成了一件有意識的東西,愈來愈難控制。這個裝置的靈感來自學生設計的無形手意念,希望在有限條件的遊戲中 ,讓普通人體會腦退化症會帶來身體限制。

 

關於腦化城市計劃的內容或訪問,歡迎電郵至啟民創社 info@enable.org.hk

或瀏覽我們的網站 www.enable.org.hk 和臉書IG帳號 enablefoundation。

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