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Oma's first reaction to Fleur's research

The designer, Fleur, in conversation in her installation





This research project is a personal journey of hope and exploration in the context of elderly living, undertaken by a designer who is also the granddaughter of an aging grandmother. The project takes place during a troubling time when reports of abuse and systemic problems in elderly care are being widely discussed. This context deeply influences the designer's research and personal life.


The journey involves investigating different ways of co-living with elder generations, using various research and design methods to find solutions that prioritize mutual care between older and younger generations. The designer's own experience of caring for her grandmother motivates this process. 


The project embraces a relational approach that involves both the designer and her grandmother facing the current situation and working together to improve their living situation.

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Installation at Willem Twee in Den Bosch

"I'm very grateful, you’ve given me a lot of fulfilment through our conversations. It gave me energy to tackle new things."

Oma Ria, the designers grandmother, June 2023

"You did me a favor, by taking me on the journey, by considering me worthy."

Oma Ria , the designers grandmother, June 2023

Fleur and Ria during the first conversation of this project


Adrift, A Shift

June 29th - July 6th

Willem Twee Kunstruimte
Boschdijkstraat 100, 5211 VD 's-Hertogenbosch