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Creative Aging: Celebration as Strategy with Dominic Campbell

Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Presented with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Free and open to the public. No ticket required. Doors open at 6pm and lecture starts at 6:30pm.

Working as a cultural producer in a department of neuro-science focused on reducing the impact of Alzheimers and dementias leads to sleepless nights and interesting observations. An instinctive collaborator and passionate believer in co-creation, Dominic Campbell invites your engagement with his idea - that celebration might be one of the finest routes to a better experience for populations aging at scale.

Dominic Campbell is co-founder of Creative Aging International developing innovative strategy to better adapting individuals and systems to aging, using creative and entertainment models that encourage people to “fall in love with their older selves.”A director of the Bealtaine Festival, the world’s first nationwide arts festival celebrating positive aging, he's mentored similar projects in Europe, Australia and the US. Previously he was artistic director of Ireland’s St Patrick’s Festival and co-curator of the “Theatre of” Symposia series with Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, where he helped establish a network of women artists working through theater in conflict zones. Campbell is developing collaboration between artists and scientists exploring the social and health impact of demographic change while working to articulate the transitions of contemporary aging.

Arts + Design Mondays is organized and sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative. The series is co-curated by the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium at the Berkeley Center for New Media; College of Environmental Design; Department of Art Practice; African American Studies Department; Graduate School of Journalism; Townsend Center for the Humanities, and in collaboration with the Headlands Center for the Arts; Fort Mason Center/ COAL + ICE; Art21; and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  

The 2018-19 series of Arts + Design Mondays is made possible thanks a generous donation from Jacqueline Jackson and other supporters of Berkeley Arts + Design.

Arts + Design Mondays is a public lecture series with the theme of Fact and Fiction.

Berkeley Arts + Design features, fortifies, and mobilizes existing excellence in the arts and design at Berkeley, while fostering dynamic collaboration, innovation, and public access across all arts and design fields, on campus and in public life. 

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