The Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design presents New Aging, an international conference on aging and architecture.
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 provide the professional and visionary background of the conference, leading to a manifesto on "New Aging" in architecture.
New Aging investigates recent advances in architecture and urbanism dealing with age-related challenges; ones that assure the best utilization with the utmost dignity for age.
Madeline Gins is an American artist, architect and poet. She is the co-founder of the Architectural Body Research Foundation and initiator of Architecture Against Death.
Matthias Hollwich is the co-founder of Hollwich Kushner (HWKN), a New York City based architecture and concept design firm. The office deploys targeted research and fast-footed development to create innovative and responsible projects that exist at the intersection of client, user, and nature.
Current projects include a retirement village for priests in Cote d'Ivoire, 2 large-scale apartment renovations on New York's Upper East Side, the Favella Formiga Open Air Theater in Rio de Janeiro, and ongoing work with the Obama Administration on the rehabilitation of the Sasha Bruce House in Washington DC. In the Fall of 2008 the firm's award winning vision of urbanism, MEtreePOLIS, was featured in the German Pavillion at the Venice Biennale. This year, HWKN developed the website ARCHITIZER, a social networking platform connecting architects via their designs. Before co-founding HWKN, he worked in several internationally acclaimed architectural firms and urban design studios, including: OMA, Rotterdam (Netherlands), Eisenman Architects, and Diller+Scofidio, New York City. In 2001 he founded XPEKT, a concept-engineering firm based in Amsterdam.
From 1999-2001, Hollwich was assistant professor at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Switzerland 1999 - 2001 and part of the Bauhaus Dessau Werkstaedte between 2002 and 2006. In 2004 he finished editing his first book with Rainer Weisbach at the Bauhaus: UmBauhaus - Updating Modernism. He most recently took part in the PICNIC lecture series in Amsterdam and is a contributor to the forthcoming IBA 2010 Urban Redevelopment program for the Dessau region.
He is currently working with the University of Pennsylvania on a series of courses and symposia to reinvent nursing home design.
Sylvana Joseph is co-author of Gramma Sutra - sex advice for the elderly.
Arjen Oosterman is editor-in-chief of Volume magazine, a critic, curator and educator.
Victor Regnier is the author of 6 books as well as 60 articles and book chapters dealing with various aspects of housing and community planning for the elderly.
JG Sandom is the co-author of Gramma Sutra - sex advice for the elderly.
Barbara Trimble is the 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!
John Whitman is President of RevolutionCare, Inc and new clinical informatics, nurse practitioner, chronic care model dedicated to servicing two of the most vulnerable cohorts of our senior population: nursing home residents and the growing population of homebound seniors without a doctor.