Ageing, Schools, Juice and a Handbook for
Wick Session #15 will bring together a diverse group of speakers around the broad issue of Health in the context of post Olympic east London.
Dr. Sophie Handler's work explores ways in which practitioners, designers, urban curators and policymakers can redress the marginalisation of older people in cities and, both literally and symbolically, 'make space for older age. Sam Aitkenhead will itroduce his latest work "A Handbook for Home Adventure" offering tools and resources for design that inspires activity. Farah Jamal will introduce her research in secondary schools with young people in Newham, which explores how the school environment (physical and social) influences health. Tom Fletcher, a local chef will introduce us to his surplus food business - Rejuce, established to reduce food waste by redirecting surpluses into economically, socially and environmentally friendly products.
The event is coordinated with the research group Urban Health Games and the Department of Design and Urban Development of Technische Universität Darmstadt, which this year explores issues of Health and Design in East London.
Two walks through Hackney Wick and Fish Island will preceed the evening session. One lead by Simon Cole from Hackney Tours and the other by Andreas Lang from public works. Too book a free place on either ofthe walks please click here.