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.
Martin Hyde, author of Ageing and globalisation (Policy Press, 2016), looks at the changing nature of how we think about ageing. Ageing and globalisation is part of the BSG Ageing in a Global Context series.