July 16, 2017
At Chapter Arts Centre on 17 May 2017 Louise Osborn facilitated an intense and rewarding three hour session addressing dementia.
This blog reflects on excerpts of the Do Not Go Gentle play performed by Everyman Theatre and which was combined with workshops and discussions with a group of attendees.
This blog explores three ideas: (1) the power of the arts to explore complicated social issues such as dementia; (2) understanding that generation groups experience society differently and (3) that we need to engage more deeply with the politics of care.
April 21, 2017
This blog article is an account of an event sponsored by a BSG Small Grant and with support also from CADR. We enjoyed a late morning psychogeographical exploration of neighbourhoods on the western edge of Cardiff’s city centre and an afternoon discussing the practice of researching communities. One main message for the study of gerontology came through all elements of the day – whether it was a guided tour of Riverside from socially-engaged artist Rabab Ghazoul [pictured below left], the drawings of Marega Palser or the afternoon presentations from Sherman 5’s Guy O’Donnell, Kate Spiller from Swansea RIAH and Charles Musselwhite from Swansea CIA – namely that neighbourhood is fluid and that we can only build up a picture of what it means to age [and to have aged] in a given place by making efforts to tap into groups, spaces and shared narratives.