Over 60 – Design for Tomorrow

Title Over 60 – Design for Tomorrow
Location
Leipzig/Cologne/Munich/Milan
Year 2011-2013
Client Burg Giebichenstein
University of Art and Design Halle
Curator Lilly M. Bozzo-Costa

Excerpt from book

“Developing products for seniors is nothing new. For years, interest in the so-called ‘young old’ has been growing. The project ‘Over 60 – Design for Tomorrow’ addresses this topic with original and highly innovative concepts. Over the course of one semester, three universities in Schneeberg, Halle and Bozen developed design objects for senior citizens. In addition, the students reflected extensively on the purpose and process of ageing, along with its social relevance. One important consideration for the students from the very beginning was to not only think of the current older generation, but also keep in mind that they themselves are the seniors of tomorrow. The aim of the project is to make the everyday lives of senior citizens easier with objects and furniture that they will need, but that do not look like they came from a standard medical supply shop.”

 

Participants

Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design Halle

Department of Design

Prof. Frithjof Meinel, Prof. Kari Uusiheimala, Dipl. Des. Stephan Schulz, Dipl. Des. Enrico Wilde

Students

Kirstin Overbeck, Antje Pesel, Christine Rackel, Margarethe Prokofiev, Sabina Kiendzinski, Silvia Kriese, Charlotte Welk, Philipp Stingl, Jens Wilhelm, Robert Jähnen, Tino Kalettka, Markus Rossnagel, Hannes Trommer

Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Applied Arts Schneeberg

Department of Wood Design

Prof. Gerd Kaden, Prof. Dorothea Vent

Students

Kanjanee Srisuk, Carolin Schulze, Christoph Barthel, Martin Fialkowske, Lars Dahlitz, Paul Jacob, Raphael Biller, Christian Göthner, Sascha Krieg

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Faculty of Design and Art

Prof. Kuno Prey, Prof. Roberto Gigliotti, Dr Alvise Mattozzi

Students

Anna Lorenzi, Giulia Cordin, Benedikt Roiger, Maximilian Boiger, Andre Fincato, Julia Fellner

 

Cooperation partner

Grassi Museum for Applied Art, Leipzig

 

Lead sponsors

Robert Bosch Stiftung, Paul-Riebeck Stiftung

Supporters

Grassi Museum for Applied Art Leipzig, Smow, Westag & Getalit AG, NIS Network Integration & Solution, Gastrock, Giovanardi

 

Photos

Peter Eichler, Michel Klehm, Julia Fellner, Matthias Rietzmann, Yvonne Most, Martin Fialkowske and others by authors

 

Press

“Projekt Ü60 Design für morgen”

Author Lilly M. Bozzo-Costa

Art Aurea, Issue 4/2012

“Eine Mülltonne als Wohnung für arme Rentner”

Author Céline Lauer

Zeit Online 10 December 2012

“Ü60 Design für morgen”

www.Südtirolnews.Kultur 25 October 2012

“Ü60-design-design-for-tomorrow”

www.smow.com/blog/2012/10/grassimesse-2012

Ü60 Design für Morgen

Authors Lilly M. Bozzo-Costa, Dr Sabine Reuter, Prof. Gerd Kaden, Prof. Frithjof Meinel

Publishers Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Applied Arts Schneeberg 2012, ISBN 978-3-86019-090-6

“Student erfindet die Wohntonne”

www.bild.de/ regionaldesign 19 November 2012

“Spazierstöcke-u60-design-fur-morgen”

Munich blog.mcbw.de/2013

“Ü60 Design für morgen”

Author Renata Curtis Modenus

20 January 2013

“Ü60 Design für Morgen: Spazierstöcke”

Author Tanja Ehret, Care Trialog,

18 February 2013

“Design spans generation gap in aging Germany”

Author Gaia Manco, Deutsche Welle

26 March 2013

www.dw.de/design spans generation-gap-in-aging-germany

“Мебель для поколения 80+”

Nelevsha Kraft Design Art Architecture

“Riciclo contenitore rifiuti in casa per senzatetto”

Author Marina Perotta, ecoblog

“Ü60-design-per-il-domani”

www.zona.it

“Spazierstock mit Sexappeal”

Author Daniela Greschke

Marker, Issue 3/2013

“Altern ist Leben”

Author Pauline Klünder

Design Report, Issue 4/2013

“Ü60 design for tomorrow”

www.fuorisalone.it/2013

“Wohnen für Ältere-ist dazu Gestaltung

notwendig? Jetzt mehr denn je! Ältere

Menschen brauchen kluge Ideen.”

Author Lilly M. Bozzo-Costa

AIT, Issue 7-8/2014

 

“Ich werde alt und das ist gut so

-Wohnmodelle für Ältere”

Vortrag im Rahmen der DETAIL-

Architekturforum “Architektur für Alle”

Mensch und Lebensraum im

demografischen Wandel.

Altenpflege Messe Hannover

25 March 2014

“Ü60 Design für Morgen, ein Bericht”

Vortrag im Rahmen der Sonderschau

aveneo von DETAIL

“Forever young? Visionen fürs Alter”

Altenpflege Messe

Nuremberg, 25 March 2015

Rollator und Raumgestaltung

Authors Lilly M. Bozzo-Costa, Šárka Voříšková

Freiräume, Issue 2015

Video

www.mdr.de/sachsen/leipzig/designmessen100.html#anchor1 (with artour TV programme)

www.mdr.de/sachsen/video85582.html