A Basic Instinct

"Jensen was fascinated by the difference between how men and women sit in public space, which led her to create a series of chairs that force the sitter to open her legs and manspread."
Fast Company

"I wanted to explore the body language of women because we seem to be more restricted than men," she said. "We seem to follow the rules/norms more tightly in contrary to men. We constantly think about how we are perceived instead of acting on an instinct, hence the title."
Anna Aagaard Jensen

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Wheelchair Superstar

"Küschall decided to use graphene to revolutionise the performance of contemporary wheelchairs with a frame that is 30 per cent lighter and 20 per cent stronger compared to classic carbon-fibre wheelchairs. 
Our goal was to design the best wheelchair in the world for the most active wheelchair users."
André Fangueiro

Manami Ito. Nurse, Paralympian Swimmer, Violinist.

Manami Ito "lost her right arm in a traffic accident in November 2004 when she was studying to become a nurse, which initially forced her to abandon her career. However, when she went to a facility to get her artificial arm, she was impressed by people with a disability playing basketball. Since then, she began swimming as well as returning to study again to become a nurse."
Para swimming, Olympic Games

Kitchenware for Users with Sight Loss

British product designer Simon Kinneir uses "subtle sensory feedback" to help users with visual impairment.
"If somebody has sight loss, it's not black and white. If someone has hearing loss, we don't have to make huge iterations to our environments products and services, but actually we can give subtle cues and people can work with those.
Self-confidence in the kitchen improves self-sufficiency for people with sight loss. Whether through temperature, sound, or movement, these products amplify active processes in the task at hand."
Simon Kinneir 
"The Leaven jug features a slanted container made of stainless steel, suspended in a tubular metal framework with an angled base. As the jug is filled up its balance changes, causing it to tip forward slightly so a user touching its frame knows when it is nearly full." (via Dezeen)

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Ey Alter

"EY ALTER, da bist du ja! Alt oder jung, oder was ist hier die Frage? Du wirst älter, jeden Tag. Und nicht nur du, alle anderen auch. Deutschland gehört bereits zu den ältesten Nationen der Welt. Und jetzt? Kollektiv senil oder lebenslang mobil? „Demokalypse“ oder „Demochance“? Wie siehst du dich selbst, in deinem Alter? Zeit, sich mit der Frage nach dem Alter neu zu befassen. Persönlich, gesellschaftlich, in Unternehmen und Schulen. Denn das Alter hat viele Gesichter – erlebe es selbst!"

… betrachtet den demografischen Wandel als Chance.
… ersetzt Altersstereotype durch Talente und Potenziale.
… entwickelt ein positives Bild zur Zukunft der Arbeit.
… setzt Impulse für neue Formen der Zusammenarbeit von Jung und Erfahren."

"EY ALTER ist eine Ausstellung, die auf Initiative und nach Ideen von Mercedes-Benz entstand.
Sie ist Teil der Demografie-Initiative „YES – Young and Experienced together Successful“, die einen Kulturwandel im Unternehmen anstößt und die Zusammenarbeit von jungen und erfahrenen Mitarbeitern in der Pkw-Produktion fördert. Realisiert wurde die Ausstellung unter wissenschaftlicher Begleitung der Jacobs University in Bremen."

Gasometer Berlin
Torgauerstr. 12
10829 Berlin Schöneberg
Die Ausstellung ist rollstuhlgeeignet.

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