Susanne Stadler "At Home With Growing Older: A Report on Interdisciplinary Learning and Collaboration and the Notion of Age Friendly Design"

Start Date: 
Jun 20, 2016

IHCD Lunch & Learn Lecture

Monday, June 20th, 12:00PM
200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114

At Home With Growing Older: A Report on Interdisciplinary Learning and Collaboration and the Notion of Age Friendly Design

Susanne Stadler

Our home, a long term home or a newly found one, is a resource for us as we age. Age-Friendly design is about living well in our homes, to our full potential and to our home's full potential.

The interdisciplinary network AtHomeWithGrowingOlder (AHWGO) was founded by a social worker and an architect and brings together professionals, academics and activists from a wide variety of disciplines.

This talk is about lessons learned through these exchanges that encourage an interdisciplinary concept of design and the hard work it takes to make this a reality.

It is about the realization that innovation is about building and product design as much as about emotional work - a shift in how we see our homes and ourselves - as allies.

Susanne Stadler, an architect, has more than 15 years of experience in architecture and 5 years in the financial industry. Her firm Stadler & Architecture specializes in the design of age-friendly and intergenerational environments and lifelong homes. She co-founded AHWGO together with Natasha Boissier, a social worker, in 2009 with the intent to promote imaginative responses for the challenges of this phase of life across disciplines.

About the Institute Lectures:

The "Lunch and Learn" lectures are at 12:00, provide a boxed lunch and are free. Companies presenting will showcase their innovative products illustrating the human-centered design philosophy.

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