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Invitation to the Workshop Raumbildungen in the Context of Aging and Care

When: March 23, 2023, 17:00 - 19:30

Where: TU Graz, Hörsaal II, Rechbauerstraße 12, 8010 Graz

Round table discussion with experts from the Age and Care Research Group Graz

Speakers: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Ulla Kriebernegg, Univ.-Prof. Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Lichtblau, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christa Lohrmann, Architekt Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Mitterberger, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Regina Roller-Wirnsberger, Rivka Saltiel MA, Univ.-Prof. Werner Strenger

Moderation: Assoz.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Klaus Wegleitner

Conception: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Ulla Kriebernegg, Univ.-Prof. Architekt. Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Lichtblau, Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Kalcher, Mag. Teresa Hartinger

One of the fields of interest of the Age and Care Research Group Graz is urban development, for which concepts like "Living Labs" and "Caring Communities" can be an important building block. The ACRGG is an inter- and transdisciplinary network of researchers from all four universities in Graz as well as partners from practice, who deal with the topics of aging and care from different perspectives.

With a multidisciplinary view, we try to question "images of age(ing)" in order to ensure a better understanding of each other. "Age" must not be understood as a homogeneous concept, but as part of many heterogeneous realities of life. "We are always different from someone else, but we are also always the same as someone else" (Ulla Kriebernegg). This premise applies precisely to those formations of space that we should anticipate for society in order to make a contemporary way of living and living together possible.

The workshop will highlight the issues of the tension between institutions and privately organized, intergenerational living communities. Discussed will be the role of the municipality as provider or as manager of such institutions in the overall picture of the current and future city, the question of spaces that are not " evaluated" but open to function, that only work through support and management, especially when people with different family, social and professional backgrounds want to live together.

In this event, we will explore with members of the ACRGG and interested participants which fundamentals we need to define in order to map these contemporary  "images of age(ing)" spatially effectively - and visibly for society. The result of the evaluation of the discussions should be a catalog of measures, which we can bring closer to politics and administration, in order to make the measures described by us spatially and legally accessible.

For further information please see the flyer.

For questions please contact ageandcare(at)

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