January events: "Designing for our Future Selves" exhibition at The Design Museum

Head to The Design Museum from January 12 for a thought-provoking, futuristic and fun exhibition that explores ageing with enthusiasm, imagination and sometimes wit...

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From January 12 to February 19

Over-60s outnumber under-16s in the UK, and this show radically rethinks attitudes to ageing.

To quote the motto of The Age of No Retirement movement, contributors to the show: “Our goal is simple: to create a world where age does not define us.”

Masterminded by Jeremy Myerson, chair of design at the RCA’s Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, this thought-provoking, futuristic and fun exhibition explores with enthusiasm, imagination and sometimes wit, how design could help people lead fuller, healthier, more rewarding lives in an ageing society — whether at home, at work, or out and about.

Specially commissioned projects and products include power-assisting clothes by Yves Behar, and this robotic dog (pictured) by Sebastian Conran.

  • NEW OLD: Designing for our Future Selves, January 12 to February 19, The Design Museum, Kensington High Street, W8
  • Free pop-up exhibition

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