Reshape Living Environments for the Elderly (RELIFE)

RELIFE is an online workshop aimed at developing an inter- and transdisciplinary dialogue to better shape the quality of life of urban environments for the elderly.

In view of several global trends including people living for much longer, older people coping with several illnesses and limitations daily, and old age being the main factor for numerous chronic illnesses, the needs of this diverse group of people must be taken more into account in the planning of urban environments.

On 28 February 2023 at 10:30–16.00 CET / 09:30 – 15:00 GMT, a collaborative online workshop will take place via Zoom, with the participation of experts from the intersection of philosophy and architecture from the Universities of Cologne, Florence, and Murcia. The workshop will explore how older people live in urban environments and how their quality of life can be specifically improved. The variety of lectures will map the dynamic relationship between older people and their environment by means of concepts such as perception, orientation, movement, activity, familiarity, and care. The workshop may be of particular interest to people from disciplines at the intersection of philosophy and architecture, such as doctors, psychiatrists, designers, sociologists, ethnologists, nursing and environmental scientists.

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