‘Living Longer, Living Well’ – Lab4Living working with University of Canberra on co-creation design symposium

Living Longer, Living Well banner image for symposium with Claire Craig and Fanke Peng

Taking place this week in Canberra, Australia, Living Longer, Living Well is a design symposium co-creating innovative approaches to Australia’s ageing population. Lab4Living‘s Dr Claire Craig will be speaking at the event during her visit with researcher Helen Fisher‘s visit to Australia and New Zealand this month where they begin a programme of engagement in the research and establishing research collaborations with colleagues from a range of different sectors. The symposium promises to provide an interrogation into the wider questions posed by Lab4Living‘s 100-Year Life project.

The symposium will be held on Wednesday 11 September 2019 at ThinkPlace’s Canberra Design studio, and is divided into three distinct parts: A roundtable for senior leaders, co-creation workshop for those working across the sector and a masterclass for those working as designers in the health or allied systems.

Living Longer, Living Well
ThinkPlace, Barton Canberra, Australia
Wednesday 11 September 2019, 9.30AM – 12.30PM
For details please see here.

The symposium will feature:

Dr Claire Craig – Reader in Design and Creative Practice in Health at the Sheffield Hallam University and Co-Director of Lab4Living. Claire is also editor of new Taylor & Francis journal Design For Health.

Dr Fanke Peng – A leading Australian academic in interdisciplinary design for improving health outcomes. Fanke has extensive experience in international research projects and is a published author in cross-cultural design. Fanke is currently hosting Claire as a distinguished visiting scholar at University of Canberra. Find out more here.

Claire was recently interviewed about the symposium and the collaboration at the University of Canberra:

‘We are so looking forward to working with Fanke, the leading Australian academic in interdisciplinary design for improving health outcomes, and her team. This collaboration offers an exceptional opportunity to continue to advance and develop design research practice in health and wellbeing. It will be so exciting to explore ways we can work together now and, in the future’.

Find out more here including Dr Peng and ThinkPlace’s hopes for the event.

Claire Craig is Reader in Design and Creative Practice in Health in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) and Co-Director of the interdisciplinary research group Lab4Living. Claire’s research focuses on the role of creative practices in improving quality of life and well-being for people living with dementia.

Helen Fisher is a Research Associate at Lab4Living. Follow Helen @HelenFisher_.