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New Aging - A call for action by Matthias Hollwich

Friday, September 9, 2011, 3–5 pm


Rendering of a development in the desert

Above: BOOM Palm Springs

We have to start a revolution. The way we age in America is inhumane and inadequate, he says: there are 17,000 nursing homes in this country, and there are 17,000 reasons not to move into any of them. The dignity of aging needs to be reinstated, and we cannot do that by chasing eternal youth. Architect Matthias Hollwich explores a new way for society to deal with aging, by outlining how we can pioneer our own future selves, and how architecture and urbanism can be reengineered to support new living typologies, service proximities, and social relevance and space. Join the conversation and become part of the New Aging revolution!

Image: courtesy Squared Design Lab


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