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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Aging

"The Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design presents New Aging, an international conference on aging and architecture," taking place October 1-2 in Philadelphia.


More details:
New Aging is a uniquely strategic conference, complemented by hands-on workshops, matchmaking sessions, and open houses at collaborating institutions. Guests within and outside of the design profession will provide the professional and visionary background of the conference, leading to a manifesto on "New Aging" in architecture.

New Aging will investigate recent advances in architecture and urbanism dealing with age-related challenges; ones that assure the best utilization with the utmost dignity for age.

Confirmed speakers, as of today:

Jose Colucci Jr. – Health and Wellness Director, IDEO
Joseph F. Coughlin – Director, MIT AgeLab
Daniel Cinelli – Principal, Perkins Eastman
Madeline Gins – Initiator, Architecture Against Death
Dr. Aubrey de Grey – Chief Science Officer, SENS Foundation
Juergen Mayer H. – Principal, J. MAYER H. Architects
Matthias Hollwich – Principal, HollwichKushner (HWKN)
Manuel Ocana – Principal, Architecture and Thought Production Office
Victor Regnier – Professor, University of Southern California School of Architecture
Charles Renfro – Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Joel Sanders – Principal, Joel Sanders Architect
Dr. Gregory Stock – CEO, Signum Biosciences
Dr. William H. Thomas – Founder, Eden Alternative and the Green House


  1. Did you design this image yourself? I love it, and was wondering if I could use it for a website I am creating for helping people with their aging parents. It is my own company and I'm just starting out. Please email me at Thank you and best wishes.

  2. Rosie - It's the background image of the New Aging Conference's web page, linked in the post. I'd recommend contacting them through the web page.


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