The role of creative interventions in fostering connectivity and resilience in older people


Principal Investigator: Anna Goulding, Newcastle University
Co-investigators: Andrew Newman, Newcastle University
Collaborators: Alice Thwaite, Equal Arts
Duration: 2014

We are aiming to understand how creative interventions can help develop connectivity and resilience for older people. We will critically reflect on a range of projects including community gardening, filmmaking, the built environment, product design, digital media, theatre, music, cultural learning and visual arts interventions. Juxtaposing the results from different projects will result in innovative ways of thinking about resilience and propose solutions to issues raised by community partners.

Four seminars will be undertaken consisting of presentations, workshops, and breakout sessions. A group of older people will play a full part in the workshops and explore what connectivity and resilience means to them.