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Young Designers' Workshop

2011/10/17 - 2011/10/21
Constructing the ideal living places for senior citizens 50 years from now
Time:9:00-21:00
Description:

 

Fu Jen Catholic University,

Department of Landscape Architecture

 

Physiological aging and degeneration are inevitable and unavoidable periods of our life, and clinical experience tells us that after the climacteric period, starting around the age of 65, even if people still feel young at heart, many aspects of the body’s functions and capabilities will clearly deteriorate, finally resulting in death.

 

According to statistics published in medical reports in 2005, people of the future will experience the climacteric period of life earlier than the age of 65 because of the increase in social and working pressure. On the other hand, the time between the climacteric and death will surely be longer due to progress in medical, social, dietary and technological advances. Hence, we must start to ponder “not only how to extend human life, but also maintain a healthy and happy sustainable life.

Besides, because of the ongoing development in internet technology, people will rely less on face-to-face communication. However, in actuality, people still yearn for face-to-face discussions, warm physical hugs and intimate contact with people. In order to extend this human characteristic into the future and our real world, we cannot disregard the importance and quality of external space.

 

The workshop will focus on the issue of social space planning and design for an aging society. The majority of the population in Taiwan is in the age group between 15 and 65, and it is a fact that low birth rate and an aging population will be critical issues waiting to be resolved in the future. The quality of open space must be changed in order to satisfy the needs of an elderly society. The objectives of the workshop will not be limited to the present elderly society. The target is to construct the ideal public places for the elderly 50 years from now, in order to achieve the purpose of sustainable healthy living for people.

 

‘Imagination’ is the most interesting topic of this workshop, participants have to imagine open spaces of the future 50 years from now. What comprises wonderful space and places for the elderly? What kind of new technology will change space for the convenience of our deteriorating bodies? The workshop will be based on two sites: Xi-Men-Ting commercial area and Long-Shan Temple Square in Taipei City. Apart from experiential learning and exchange among participants, the workshop will enable participants gain invaluable knowledge of Taiwan’s different cultures. Participants will have to contemplate and imagine: 50 years from now, what kind of spatial construct do we want to present? We hope to create a living environment fitting for our elderly citizens of the future.

 

Schedule

2011

10/17

Mon.

10/18

Tue

10/19

Wed.

10/20

Thu.

10/21

Fri.

10/22

(Sat.)

10/24-26

(Mon-Wed)

10/22-30

(Thu- Sun)

 

Venue

 

Department of Landscape Design in Fu Jen Catholic University

 

Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1

Taipei International Convention Center

Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1

 

09:00

12:30

 

 

Registration

 

Lecture — Psychology of Seniors

 

Activity — Experiencing Elder’s Esthesia

 Lecture — Planning Urban Space

 

Lecture — Learn to Analysis Environmental Behavior

 

 

Group operations

 

 

 

 

Taiwan Design Expo exhibition preparation

 

 

Opening party for Taiwan Design Expo

 

 

IDA Congress

 

 

 

 

Taiwan Design Expo.

12:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

13:30

17:30

 

Site Investigate

 

Group operations

 

Group operations

 

Group Discuss

 

10/24
 Young Generation sharing

 

10/25,26
 Parallel Sessions

17:30

21:00

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

 

Experiencing Culture of Taiwan

 

Group operations

 

Group Study

 

Completion of work

 

IDA Congress-Theme Parties

Note:10/31

(Mon)

Expo dismantling

 

Accommodation

2011

Meals

Accommodation

Transportation

YDW

10/17-21

Lunch provided

Student hostels or
Hotels near the school

Shuttle Bus

 

 

About Us

http://www.fju.edu.tw

http://fjulandscape.blogspot.com

http://140.136.240.107/english_fju

 



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