Ageing in the Arctic

Event by NODA


NODA invites you to professional and social replenishment in Bodø! Join us after work to meet like-minded people. Designers, architects and those with these interests.

Siri Arntzen and Jan Ratnarajan from the newly established Fabric+ will come and present their project "ageing in the arctic". Siri Arntzen is the director of Fabric+, while Jan Ratnarajan is lead for health design in the project. An event that should be relevant for architects, designers, urban planners, elderly and inhabitants of the north
There will be good discussions and social mingling. The bar is open.

16:00 Doors open
17:00 Welcome by NODA
17:05 Aging in the Arctic by Fabric+
17:30 Break
17:45 Mingling and co-creation 22:00 Have a good evening (<- extended so parents can join for a beer after bedtime)

NODA – Northern Norways design and architecture centre is a project-based membership organisation. We show how design and architecture can be beneficial to society through various activities. Such as this one: påfyll. Påfyll means replenishment and we aim to provide both professional and social replenishment.

Fabric +'s project "Ageing in the Arctic" looks at how the elderly experience winter in Bodø and what measures should be taken to make the city more age-friendly all year round. These can be simple things such as winter-adapted seating and lighting, but also new service concepts or support on slippery surfaces. You can also think about the design of spiked shoes or how to make the spikes easier to take off and on. Here, both design, architecture, services and urban development will have a lot to say. With multidisciplinarity in the team; a doctor, an economist, spatial planner and architect, they have a good starting point. In addition, there is a great focus on participation - hearing the voices of the elderly, but also others who can influence or have relevant experiences that should be included in the process.

During the evening, there will be an opportunity to provide input. But that happens after a good introduction to the topic and project!

Wednesday February 15th
4 pm - 10pm

NOUA Seminar Room
Storgata 56, Bodø