Life Cafés are on the market!

Life Cafe is launched

The Life Café kit is now available to purchase via Marie Curie! It’s amazing to think that we began our work with Marie Curie on the Design to Care Programme in just 2017 and we now have an evidence-based product on the market. This is particularly made possible by the wonderful and award winning Design Futures Packaging (http://www.designfuturesgroup.com/packaging-design) team, who […]

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Lab4Living presents ONE/ Exhibition

Lab4Living ONE/ Exhibition

As part of the 100 Year Life Project, supported by Research England, Lab4Living is exploring the question: “We are surrounded by objects that shape our existence, from our first to last breath.  But why do we develop emotional bonds with them?” Two cubes, one in the CANTOR foyer (named ONE/1), and the other in OWEN reception (named ONE/100) will be […]

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Life Café project extends its reach

The Life Cafe

‘The Life Café. A space to uncover and share what is meaningful in life and in care’ As the Life Café kit is rolled out across the UK and beyond, we explore the programme of design research underpinning its development and some coverage of recent Life Cafés. The Design to Care Programme was an ambitious research project funded by the […]

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Claire Craig invited to speak at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Housing Conference – Thursday 14 November 2019

Claire Craig and RCOT logo for seminar Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Housing Conference

Dr Claire Craig has been invited to speak at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Housing Conference in Newcastle on Thursday 14 November 2019. She will use this as an opportunity to share a programme of research she is engaged in with the Lab4Living team focusing on the 100-Year Life and the Future Home. This is part of […]

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Claire Craig shares design research with Welsh therapists

Lab4Living's Claire Craig meeting Welsh OTs

October saw Lab4Living’s Claire Craig spend two days in Wales working with Occupational Therapists across Wales sharing a range of research informed design interventions and resources. Claire Sims, Head Occupational Therapist for ywel Dda UHB, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion County Councils and service lead Nicky Thomas specifically invited Claire to share her Journeying through Dementia programme and materials. These support […]

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Lab4Living is recruiting! Professor, Reader and Researcher posts

Lab4Living recruitment

Lab4Living is recruiting to expand its team of researchers as the 100-Year Life project gets underway. Plans for the project, funded through Research England’s Expanding Excellence in England (E3) research fund, include a new creative working space, an international research hub and a Design4Ageing Academy. The E3 award has enabled a major recruitment opportunity which includes a Professor, two Readers, a Project […]

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The Design Journal Vol. 22 issue 5, edited by Paul Atkinson

The Design Journal Vol 22 issue 5

The fifth issue of Volume 22 of The Design Journal has now been published, and includes a book review by Lab4Living researcher Rebecca Partridge. In his editorial, ‘It’s getting better all the time‘, editor Prof Paul Atkinson look back on our past experiences through the lens of the increased understanding that comes with age. He sees design as a key […]

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Lab4Living is recruiting!

Lab4Living recruits

As Lab4Living’s 100-Year Life project gets underway, we are recruiting to build our team. Plans for the project, funded through Research England’s Expanding Excellence in England research fund, include a new creative working space, an international research hub and a Design4Ageing Academy. The project enables Lab4Living to expand its team of researchers and postgraduate students. Professor of Art and Design We […]

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Design for Health Symposium 2019, Auckland University of Technology

The Good Health Design team with Lab4Living

Lab4Living researchers Claire Craig and Helen Fisher continue their trip to Australia and New Zealand at the Design for Health Symposium on 19th and 20th September: A focal point of Claire and Helen’s trip ‘down under’ was the Design for Health Symposium, hosted by Good Health Design at the Auckland University of Technology. Claire presented a keynote posing the question […]

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