We worked with senior citizens living in the neighbourhood as well as residents of Vitalis Berckelhof. After a series of introductory workshops, we gathered a group of 8 older “talents” who were passionate about exploring and creating together. We coupled each talent with a younger creative with similar expertise, and together they embarked on a design process which led each couple to create their own unique designs. You can learn more about the process and results of NIEUW/OUD Berckelhof by reading our visual report online.
NIEUW/OUD is a co-design project that gradually grew upon the cooperation between a care organisation and local designers. While NIEUW/OUD is based on refined co-creation processes made by designers, it depends on the participation and ownership of its participants and care organisation. This project is a reminder for us that socially engaged design requires both good design and dedicated collaborations.