The spaces around us are important for our sense of wellbeing, even more so when people may be feeling disorientated or confused. Dementia is a condition that is on the rise and impacting more people than ever, especially with a rapidly-aging population.
Architects can play a pivotal role in supporting and enhancing the lives of those living with dementia. By creating environments that facilitate a supportive and caring community, architects and designers can provide stability and connection to those whose sense of self is progressively disintegrating.
This is a recording of an event that took place at 66 Portland Place, London on 4 October 2022.
About the speakers
Frank van Dillen, founder of DVA Dementia Village Associates, discusses the very first Dementia Village in The Hogeweyk in The Netherlands; a neighbourhood designed for those living with dementia.
Níall McLaughlin and Yeoryia Manolopoulou present their Losing Myself project, a time-based drawing they collaborated on for the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, which represented the plan of a building as it may be experienced by different people with dementia.
Following the presentations, the speakers were joined for an in conversation by Clare Cameron, architect and director within the later living team at PRP.
This event is part of our Well Being: Well Built series of talks for the RIBA + VitrA Partnership.
This partnership reflects a shared commitment to add social, economic and cultural value to society, and VitrA Bathrooms are proud to be supporting such an inspiring programme.
With innovation at its core, a global reach and a tradition of collaborating with celebrated architects and designers, the VitrA bathroom brand has become a world leader, synonymous with contemporary sophistication since the mid-1900s.
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