Opening: 30.04.2016, 11.30 am
Curators: Anne Bugugnani, Tali Cohen Anderson, Patrizia Luchetta
Exhibition design: David Richiuso (deFact Studio)
Visual identity: Lucie Cahu (Helloworld)
With the participation of: Giacomo Piovan & Lynn Schammel (Socialmatter) and Jan Glas
Featuring works by: Ofri Raif, Esti Zur, Daniella Levin, Shira Navon, Tamar Lev, Nogga Segev, Shir Hen, Gaia Kadmon, Aviran Sharabi
@ LUCA – Luxembourg Center for Architecture: www.luca.lu
The Israeli-Luxembourgish initiative, DZigning the TimeLine: INclusive Design for the Elderly, uses design as a tool to promote intergenerational and cross-cultural understanding. Developed by Patrizia Luchetta (president of INclusive by DZIGN asbl) and Jan Glas (design consultant), this cooperative project comes up with solutions aimed to improve the living space of elderly people. Servior – a Luxembourg-based company providing care for the elderly, the Comas design school in Tel Aviv, and four designers from Luxembourg are all part of DZigning the TimeLine.
Adopting an empathetic approach to design, nine young design students from the Comas design school have considered the daily challenges and realities faced by the elderly. Subsequently, they have developed innovative concepts for Servior’s social-gerontological groups – for example, by creating living spaces geared towards the specific needs of those suffering from dementia. To help the young designers in their mission, Anne Bugugnani (an expert in design strategy), Lucie Cahu (graphic designer), Lynn Schammel and Giacomo Piovan (of Socialmatter) organised a series of “empathy” workshops held at several Servior sites in Luxembourg – recognising the importance and need “to take on social responsibility and raise awareness”.
When asked what the project meant to them, the students explained: “Both as students and as people, the project drastically changed our understanding of the elderly.” Conceived by David Richiuso (deFact Studio) and Lucie Cahu, the exhibition DZigning the TimeLine features the projects: “Up to Us” by Ofri Raif; “I Will Find My Way” by Esti Zur; “Touch the Sound” by Daniella Levin and Shira Navon; “Story Tellers” by Tamar Lev and Nogga Segev; and the “Sensorial Library” by Shir Hen, Gaia Kadmon and Aviran Sharabi.
Text by Jessica Oé
© Photo: Esti Zur
© Photo: Gaia Kadmon
© Photo: Shir Hen
© Photo: Gaia Kadmon, Shir Hen & Aviran Sharabi
© Photo: Noga Segev & Tamar Lev