Congratulations Prof Evonne Miller, A/Prof Sarah Holland-Batt, Dr T.J. Thomson, Dr Jen Seevinck, & Prof Merryn Gott who have been awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery grant to use design and creative-arts methods to amplify the voices of aged care residents over the next three years, focusing on creatively disseminating the powerful stories shared at the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety. [$310,672]
QUT Design Lab are so delighted to be a part of this important work! The proposal was written and submitted in February 2020 (pre-COVID), so is even more important now – and the team will be developing short video training resources for staff/care facilities also.
AMPLIFYING VOICES FROM THE ROYAL COMMISSION INTO AGED CARE
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is a singular opportunity to reform Australian aged care and redress the marginalisation of aged care residents—a vulnerable demographic whose voices too often go unheard. Using innovative arts-based forms of storytelling, this project explores how non-traditional approaches can provide older Australians with more visibility in aged care policy debates. Combining media analysis with poetic inquiry, participatory photography, citizen storytelling, and interactive art, this project amplifies the voices of residents and engages policy makers, providers, and the public in a reflexive, inclusive conversation about the past, present and future of aged care