Design For Death and Dying
a Design for Aging Regional Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Location: AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600 San Francisco
Bring your own lunch.
Death is an inevitable stage of aging, yet most fear it. It’s a taboo subject and nevertheless a reality of life. In some regard there is little thought given to how one will possibly spend the last days, even the last moments and in other ways a lot of effort goes toward avoiding the reality of it.
Design does and can play a role. Should we plan for it, and if so, how? Historically there were rooms specifically designated in houses for dying, primarily sequestered for disease control. What if we had a choice?
Dying and death with respect and dignity is part of the discussion along with the ways design may influence it. Join the Design for Aging Committee in participation of a rather thought-provoking topic.