ImaginAging

Imagining a City with our Senior Citizens

The aim of this pilot project is to explore how might speculative design enable citizens and governments in developing countries engage in policy agenda setting on aging well in the city.

This project is a collaboration between Lancaster University (UK), Sunway University (Malaysia) and the United Nations University (Malaysia).

Like other developed and developing countries globally, Malaysia faces the challenges of supporting an ageing population. The World Health Organization (2015) has been critical of the approaches adopted internationally thus far and has argued that “more of the same will not be enough” and “with the right policies and services in place, population ageing can be viewed as a rich new opportunity for both individuals and societies”.

The seed-corn funding will enable research project team members to work collaboratively with other key stakeholders from Malaysia and the region, pilot test the speculative design approach in this context, and develop a further proposal for a longer-term and geographically wider-reaching project. 

 

Project Team

TseklevesTsekleves Emmanuel Tsekleves Design for Health & Wellbeing, Design for Ageing, Design Interactions, Global Challenge Design, Design Fictions, Playful Design, Digital Design
Sabir Giga Sabir Giga Senior Lecturer in Organizational Health and Well-Being, Lancaster University
Min Hooi Yong  Min Hooi Yong Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Sunway University
Clarissa Lee Ai Ling Clarissa Lee Ai Ling Research Fellow at the JeffreySachs Centre on Sustainable Development, Sunway University
Jung Shan Hwang Jung Shan Hwang Associate Prof at the Sunway Institute for Healthcare Development, Sunway University
Sian Lun Lau Sian Lun Lau Associate Dean/ Head (Academic) Department of Computing and Information Systems, Sunway University
David Tan David Tan United Nations University, International Institute for Global Health

Updates

ImaginationLancaster presents innovative international urban health research at

ImaginationLancaster presents innovative international urban health research at

the International Symposium on Urban Health and Wellbeing in the Asia-Pacific Region!

Improving health and well-being for cities, requires addressing the demographic shift related to an ageing population, the epidemiologic shift from infectious to noncommunicable diseases, and climate change,...Read full update

Workshop at Petrosains provides interface between the science with the social.

Workshop at Petrosains provides interface between the science with the social.

On 28th September 2018, the ImaginAging team held another successful workshop at Petrosains, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre.  The aim of the co-designing workshop is to pilot an exploration that will interface the science with the social. Participants from diverse...Read full update

ImaginAging represented in the recent Social Innovation Live Asia

ImaginAging represented in the recent Social Innovation Live Asia

on October 8-9, 2018 at ImpactHub Kuala lumpur

ImaginAging was invited to be on the panel for “Building Knowledge and Narratives between Social Innovation and Science and Technology” under one of the conference’s deep-dive session, “Building Shared Knowledge: Rethinking Research Practice,” on...Read full update

ImagingAging at a Making and Doing Session at the Powerhouse Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney

ImagingAging at a Making and Doing Session at the Powerhouse Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney

On August 29, the annual meeting for the Society of Social Studies of Science held its third session of the Making and Doing Session in the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney that saw the participation of about thirty-four exhibits, including that of ImaginAging. ...Read full update

Medical Webcomic on the creation of a Malaysian national health database

OutcomeDigital or Visual Products
Medical Webcomic on the creation of a Malaysian national health database

Following the outcomes of the workshop run with senior citizens on April 2018, the ImaginAging team have taken forward one of the proposals arising from it and developed a medical webcomic that presents the creation of a national health database accessible not only to healthcare practitioners but...More information

Speculative Newspaper and Product Catalogue for Sugar-free Malaysia 2050

OutcomeDigital or Visual Products
Speculative Newspaper and Product Catalogue for Sugar-free Malaysia 2050

During the ImaginAging workshops food and nutrition was identified as a critical issue to be tackled by policy. Several ideas were discussed and developed. Reducing the amount of sugar consumption in all foods was highlighted as a key area of focus of future policy. This led one of the workshop...More information