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Drama lecturers explore dementia in Tate Liverpool project

Lecturers Dr Niamh Malone and Dr Kris Darby have partnered with Hope Graduate Theatre Company to bring a week-long interactive arts hub to Tate Exchange Liverpool.

Forgotten Futures and the City is an interactive arts intervention project exploring the experiences of people living with dementia in Liverpool-based nursing homes. 

The Tate synopsis states: “Stories about memory, identity and transient places will be told across a series of films, images, performances and discussions, all of which have been shaped by insights offered from people living with dementia in nursing homes. Forgotten Futures and the City has been devised specifically to acknowledge the lack of personal agency residents often experience once they are confined to a place with residential care.”

By exploring the idea that older people in residential care often feel isolated from the vibrancy of city life, the project aims to encourage those living in care to ‘re-claim a sense of interaction with their city and consider, even dream, about its future’.

Explore the exhibition from Monday 19th – Sunday 25th March, 11am – 4pm at Tate Liverpool.

Published on 16/05/2018