Storytelling and Creative Aging

19-05-2022 at 9am to 5.20pm

Location: Online

Audience: Public

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A day of provocations, demonstrations, and conversations exploring the research challenges and opportunities of an aging population, which might be creatively addressed by cross-disciplinary approaches featuring various modalities of storytelling. 

Co-Sponsored by the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at University of South Wales and the Awen Institute, Swansea University


Content

9.00 Welcome, Prof Andrea Tales, Prof Emily Underwood-Lee

9.15 Provocation 1, Dr Jane Mullins (20 minutes presentation plus 25 minutes facilitated discussion/q&a)

10.00 Provocation 2, Prof Joseph Sobol (20 minutes presentation plus 25 minutes facilitated discussion/q&a)

10.45 Break

11.05 Provocation 3, Dr Cassandra Phoenix (20 minutes presentation plus 25 minutes facilitated discussion/q&a)

12.00 Lunch break

1.00 Keynote lecture and workshop Prof Anne Basting

3.00 Break outs: 

Participants should choose whether they wish to attend the Storytelling and Creative Aging Lounge or Facilitated Break Out Rooms

  •  Storytelling and Creative Aging Lounge

A facilitated story circle responding to themes of the conference.  

  • Facilitated Break Out Rooms

Each group will be facilitated by a senior academic from the Awen Institute team and will address 3 key questions:

  1. What are the key research challenges and opportunities presented by an increasing older population?
  2. What lateral, creative, and cross-disciplinary approaches and/or collaborations might help us to address these challenges and opportunities?
  3. What research questions and methods might address these challenges and opportunities?

N.B. The facilitated breakouts are intended for research active practitioners who are interested in developing collaborative grant applications.

5.00 Closing comments, Prof Emily Underwood-Lee

5.20 Close