ENABLE FOUNDATION “design tools” enables citizens to co-create ‘dementia-freely’ communities.
Like many developed societies, a variety of Charities and NGOs in Hong Kong provide quality care services to address the physical, psychological and biological needs of People with Dementia (PwD) and their carers. Public policy makers and the social service sector develop ways to solve problems around dementia from medical and social perspectives.
ENABLE FOUNDATION believes the discipline of design (research & action) can tackle dementia matters differently, bringing together generations and professions to co-create a better future, innovatively and holistically.
Firstly, we translated PwD’s experiences into empathic tools to engage the public, enabling them to experience the parallel world of dementia and understand it as a culture and not a loss. Secondly, we launched everyday design tools for PWD, carers and trainers, to bridge the gap between the two worlds.
Our ambition is to enable communities to not just be dementia-friendly but “dementia-freely”, advocating dementia is OK!
Since 2018, there were both funded studies and consultancy projects:
2018 Dementia Going _ part of SID.Lab I funded by SIE Fund, Hong Kong
2019 Experience Dementia through Everyday _ commissioned by the Centre for Demens, Copenhagen/Denmark
2020 Dementia Hong Kong _ SID.Lab II funded by SIE Fund, Hong Kong
2021 OK Dementia Festival 2021_ multiple funders
- 啟民創談03 腦化城市Enable Talk 03 Dementia Going_Aug 2018
- 腦化之家Dementia Home_June2018
- Happy Colouring - On the co-creation process共創腦塗故事
- 快樂腦塗嘢 藝術砌故仔Happy Colouring Dementia Stories
- 腦塗故事02：腦港生活Happy Colouring Story 02 : Days Of Our Lives (Live Stories)
- 腦塗故事01：農食天地Happy Colouring Story 01 : From Farm to Table (Food & Eating)
- 好奇怪，腦化影片It's Strange Dementia Video
- 啟民創談04 ：「腦化幻國」 創意文化對談Enable Talk 04 ：Let’s Talk about DementiaLand
- 社創在地設計室 2020-2021SOCIAL INNOVATION DESIGN LAB IN PLACES (SI.DLab II)
- 與10個社福機構夥伴跨界別共創Cross-disciplinary Co-Creation Workshops with 10 NGOs
- 從文化角度了解腦退化症Understanding Dementia from a Cultural Perspective
- 與90位設計系學生進行「腦化物件」設計研究、共創點子Dementia Things Design Research Study at SI.DLabII Summer School
- 「腦化幻國」直播講座 [歡迎重溫]Let’s Talk about DementiaLand (Live on YouTube)
- A nice place to meet 「腦化香港」設計物語A nice place to meet Dementia HK Co-Creation Showcase
- 共創未來的腦化香港Co-creating our future Dementia Hong Kong
- 腦化「好」社區節 2021OK Dementia™ Festival 2021_Sept/Oct 2021
- 腦化好生活物語 > 從香港到比利時OK Dementia@Dementia Lab Conference 2022
- 腦化物語@2023英國腦退化與關顧展See Us at Dementia & Care Show 2023
- 腦化物件目錄冊A Catalogue of Dementia Things
- Talking about Things Exhibition and Video (2022) LeuvenTalking about Things Exhibition and Video (2022) Leuven