As D.A.S combines various fields and involves the realms of arts, design, health care and urbanism, we are working with national and international partners from various fields of expertise.
Prof. Cees de Bont, Hong Kong
Swire Professorship for Industrial- and Productdesign, Dean of School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU Design), Chairman of the Jockey Club Institute for Social Innovation, Hong Kong
Mag. Antonia Croy, Wien
President of Alzheimer Austria since 2000 and person-centered psychotherapist in independent practise in Vienna. Teaching therapist at „Vereinigung Rogerianische Psychotherapie“, specialist therapist for cognitive training. She was vice president of Alzheimer Austria from 1992-2000, long- term board member of Alzheimer Europe and 2006 Alois Alzheimer Award winner.
Dr. Dalia Gottlieb-Tanaka, Vernon, BC
Founder and Chair of The Society for the Arts in Dementia Care
Prof. Dr. Reimer Gronemeyer, Gießen
Dr. theol. and Dr. rer. soc., emeritus professor at the Institute of Sociology at the Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen. Chairman of Aktion Demenz, which focuses on dementia-friendly communities in German-speaking countries. Author of „Das vierte Lebensalter. Demenz ist keine Krankheit“, Munich 2013 and „In Ruhe sterben“ (with Andreas Heller), Munich 2014.
Christina Hallwirth-Spörk, MSc, Wien
Head of inpatient care at CS Caritas Socialis since 2001. Hallwirth-Spörk established the nursing model of maieutics and was project coordinator for “Hospice culture and maieutics” (further development of palliative care), „Lichtprojekt“ (increased well-being of people with dementia through biologically effective light) „Demenz weiter denken“ (awareness-raising in children, relatives, voluntary dementia companions, dementia-friendly district 3).
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Heller, MA, Wien
Head of the Institute for Palliative Care and Organisational Ethics (IFF-Fakultät der AAUniversität Klagenfurt, Vienna). The institute deals with the question of caring culture and care for elderly, dementially altered people and the dying within a postmodern society.
Jeanne van Heeswijk, Rotterdam
Jeanne van Heeswijk is a visual artist who creates contexts for interaction in public spaces. Her projects distinguish themselves through a strong social involvement.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Josef Hochgerner, Wien
Sociologist and, in 1990, founder of the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) in Vienna, conducted the first degree course “Master of Arts in Social Innovation” at Danube University, Krems and serves as president of the European School of Social Innovation (ESSI). Since its inception in 2004, he has been a member of the jury of Sozialmarie (International Award for Social Innovation).
Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Psych. Dr. Helmut Leder, Wien
Works as a perceptual psychologist, whose research area is empirical visual aesthetics. He is head of the Psychological Institute for Foundational Research at the University of Vienna, co-founder of the interdisciplinary research platform Cognitive Sciences and president of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics. Leder studied psychology in Düsseldorf, Bonn and Aachen, gained his PhD in Fribourg, and habilitated at FU Berlin. He has completed international research placements at ATR Japan, Swinburne College, CUNY NY, USC, UCSD, among others.
Carrie McGee, MA, New York
is the Assistant Director for Community and Access Programs at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). She is responsible for developing programming for visitors with disabilities and in collaboration with community-based organizations. She also teaches gallery programs, including a seminar at the Museum for medical students from Columbia University. In 2009, Carrie coauthored Meet Me: Making Art Accessible to People with Dementia.
Aynsley Moorhouse, Toronto
Künstlerin und Sozialarbeiterin, spezialisiert auf die Themenbereiche Altern, Alter und Gedächtnisverlust. Der Fokus ihrer künstlerische Arbeit liegt auf der Erforschung von Demenz und deren Auswirkungen auf Identität, Beziehungen und „meaningful engagement“ fokussiert.
Monika Natlacen Has been working as a freelance dementia carer since 2010 and has served as vice president of the self-help group Alzheimer Austria since 2013. A supporter and companion of the self-help group „ProMenz“ (people with forgetfulness), she also works as a Validation® Teacher since 2016, memory coach in adult education and in the aged care services since 2014. NLP Resonanz®-Practitioner.
Prof. (stv.) Carolin Schreiber, Essen
Has been teaching at the Folkwang Universität der Künste since 2008, specialising in Composition and Industrial Design and has been heading the studio „Gesellschaft in Bewegung“ within the Graduate Programm Heterotopia Gestaltung since 2014. Apart from a variety of projects with the emphasis on Participatory & Social Design, she is also involved with interdisciplinary projects. In 2015 she initiated and conducted the participatory, interdisciplinary Folkwang „Demenz“ LAB.
Brigitta Schröder, Essen
Medical nurse and CH deaconess, works as a supervisor DGSv, life and bereavement counsellor and as an author. Her field of attention constitutes an individual change of perspective: Learning from people with dementia or MmD, which means „Mutig miteinander Dasein ist ein erster Schritt”.
Dd. Oliver Schultz, Wiesbaden
Germanist, fine artist and PhD student at IFF/Vienna, originally from Wiesbaden (G). For 15 years he has organised artistic groups for people with dementia. At exhibitions, in lectures and educational seminars he relates his individual and inspiring views of people with dementia. He is currently researching the relationship between aesthetics and dementia for his PhD paper at IFF/Alpen-Adria Universität Wien.
Dementia. Arts. Society.
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ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Mag. art. Ruth Mateus-Berr
D.A.S. Dementia. Arts. Society. is an arts-based research project, situated at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), within the PEEK-program (Programm zur Erweiterung und Erschliessung der Künste): AR 336-AG24. The project runs from March 2016 until February 2019
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