New Aging

Fri. 1 October, 9:00am - Sat. 2 October, 6:00pm
Meyerson Hall- B1, Upper, Lower Galleries

"How do you want to live when you are old?"

The University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Architizer, and Matthias Hollwich are poised to challenge the way architecture engages with an aging society.

We are aging, yet the way we age and where we age is something that we control when city planners, architects, politicians, insurers, and the person who is aging work together to achieve a common goal.

New Aging is an initiative to unleash creativity and bring together thinkers and doers who will create a call for action to provide better living circumstances for our aging community. The conference leads the way by addressing aging by focusing on progressive advances in architecture, city planning, and culture.

Leaders within and outside of the design profession will provide the professional and visionary underpinning of the conference that will lead to the development and publication of the New Aging Book, which will forever change how we think about architecture and aging.

Confirmed speakers include:

Joseph F. Coughlin
Founder and Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, named one of America's 12 pioneers inventing the future of retirement and aging by the Wall Street Journal.

Robert Kane Pappas
Director / Writer of To Age or Not To Age, a film that tracks the pioneers in the field of anti-aging research while addressing some of the moral, religious, practical and economic implications of increased lifespan.

Arlene Weintraub
Author of Selling the Fountain of Youth, a book about the anti-aging industry; has over fifteen years of experience writing about health care, including the science and business of health

Sylvana Joseph and JG Sandom
Authors of Gramma Sutra - sex advice for the elderly

Arjen Oosterman
Editor-In-Chief of Volume magazine; A critic, curator and educator

Barbara Trimble
Founder and CEO of Extended Family, with an interest to "help people age on their terms" and promotes the elderly to stay active, independent, and on their feet!

Erhard An-He Kinzelbach
Founder of KNOWSPACE, an architecture practice with innovative projects built in Europe and China; has received numerous awards, is widely published, and internationally exhibited

Emi Kiyota
Founder and President of Ibasho; Environmental Gerontologist and organizational culture change expert.

James Lord
Principal of Surfacedesign, Inc.; Landscape Architect

Juergen Mayer H.
Founder and Principal of J. MAYER H Architects; Focuses on works at the intersection of architecture, communication, and new technology.
Photo: Jens Passoth

Charles Renfro
Partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Project Leader on Eyebeam, Blur, and the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art; Design Principal for the High Line.

Dr. Aubrey de Grey
Chief Science Officer of the SENS Foundation

Dr. Gregory Stock
CEO of Signum Biosciences

Jose Colucci
Practice lead for IDEO's Health group in Boston

Professor Omar Akbar
Former director of the Bauhaus Foundation

Professor Victor Regnier, FAIA, ACSA Distinguished Professor
Professor, Researcher, and Author on housing and community planning for the elderly

Madeline Gins
American artist, architect and poet

Daniel Cinelli, FAIA
Principal and Executive Director at Perkins Eastman

Arnoud Gelauff
Principal at Arons en Gelauff Architecten

Manuel Ocana
Architecture and Thought Production Office

Please visit for additional information and to register for the unique opportunity to participate in the conversation that will shape the future of architecture for an aging society. We look forward to rethinking the future with you!

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