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TrinityTalks OpenHaus on February 28th from 5:30-7:00pm.

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm

Location:Ideas Lounge, Ground Floor, TrinityHaus, 16 Westland Row

Refreshments will be provided.  Come for the wine, stay for the talk, leave having learned something new!

RSVP: Dimitra Xidous (email: xidousd@tcd.ie)

People-Centred Design, one of the key research areas in TrinityHaus, is about creating environments that support health, well-being and social participation for all people. Since its establishment in 2008, TrinityHaus has built a reputation in the area of people-centred design, with projects focussing on: Universal Design of dwellings for people with dementia, their families and carers; Shared Educational Campuses through a Universal Design Approach; and the COST Action “People Friendly Cities in a Data-Rich World”.  Most recently, projects and research have emphasized healthy ageing across the life span, including, for example, Universal Design of Early Learning and Care Settings in Ireland, and the development of guidelines for Dementia Friendly Hospitals from a Universal Design Approach.

In the inaugural TrinityTalks OpenHaus Series, the ‘Designing for Us, Across the Lifespan’ team, which includes Principal Investigator Professor Desmond O’Neill (Geriatrician), Senior Research Fellow Tom Grey (Architect) and Research Fellow Dimitra Xidous (Arts, Health and Engagement), will present an overview of people-centred design projects they have been involved in.  Presentations include:

“Space for Us” - People-Centred Design Across the Lifespan - Tom Grey (Senior Research Fellow, Architect)

“Nothing for Us, Without Us”: Putting People at the Centre of Design - Dimitra Xidous (Research Fellow – Arts, Health, and Engagement)

About TrinityTalks OpenHaus Series:  Launched in 2019, the series will showcase the work and innovation being undertaken by staff and students that are part of TrinityHaus.  Talks will bring together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and industry professionals, and promote discussions in the following TrinityHaus research areas: people-centred design across the lifespan, the built environment, resilience, energy, water management, and urbanism.

About TrinityHaus: TrinityHaus was formed in 2008 to provide innovative solutions for buildings, neighbourhoods and cities. The main research effort has focussed on two principal themes. These are energy efficient buildings and eco-districts and secondly, people-centred design on homes and neighbourhoods for all ages, sizes and abilities.

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