Late-Life Creativity and the 'New Old Age'
Friday 9th November 2012
Late-Life Creativity and the ‘New Old Age’: arts & humanities and gerontology in critical dialogue, an AHRC-funded network project developed in partnership by Keele University and King’s College London.
Co-managed by the Ages and Stages team, the network is holding a workshop in King's College London:
Workshop 4: Memory and/in late-life creativity
is individual memory? Where is it located? How is it enabled,
stimulated and (re)formulated by contact with others, and how are
collective memories produced and performed within and between the
- To what extent, and by and for whom, is memory vested in forms of
community ownership (archives); how might it be stimulated, restored and
reshaped by creative practices (such as theatre, literature, art,
- How does memory affect creativity?
- In what circumstances
does memory break down, and with what consequences? What happens to the
memory when dementia sets in, and can memory be replaced, and identity
preserved, by the recognition of embodied or gestural modes of
communication? And how does dementia affect creativity?
- Nina Taunton (Brunel University)
- Pia Kontos (Toronto Rehab, specialist in bodily communication among Alzheimer's sufferers)
- Pam Schweitzer (Reminiscence Theatre/Age Exchange Theatre)
- Neil Vickers (King's College London)
Who should attend?
The workshop would be of interest to performers and writers; older
people involved in creative activities; professionals working with older
people; academic researchers in gerontology and arts & humanities.
If you are interested, please contact David Amigoni
, Keele University