24 September 2014 - 22 February 2015
A C F : G A L E R I E
A C F : I N F O B O X
How do I imagine my life when I’m old? What are the challenges of aging? What chances and opportunities does it bring – now and in the future? “Dialogue with Time. The Interactive Exhibition” takes an unusual approach to addressing these questions. Accompanied by specially trained Senior Guides, groups of visitors explore the different facets of age and aging. The exhibition’s five themed sections comprise a range of topics inspiring visitors to engage in a dialogue with the Senior Guides on ideas about aging and the reality of growing old. The topics not only encourage guests to reflect on their own process of aging and that of others, but also to think about the demographic changes in society.
In addition to stimulating transgenerational dialogue, the exhibition offers a chance to experience life as a silver ager now – discovering, for example, how climbing stairs feels for older people or the problem of inserting a key into lock with a shaking hand. In an interactive situation, visitors can also test life after retirement and find out about the profound changes it can bring. But the autumn of life is not only about limitations and restrictions, it is also enriching and stimulating, as is evident in the positive accounts of aging in the exhibition. In total, the exhibition offers a differentiated image of aging and being old that dispels prejudices and, at the same time, fosters an empathic understanding of the older generation.