FMA Professor Rea Tajiri speaking at symposia "Where the Arts, Individuals and Dementia Meet"
Professor Rea Tajiri will attend Creative Spirit Symposium at the Michener Art Museum as a member of a panel leaders who will speak on "Where the Arts, Individuals and Dementia Meet." The program will spotlight the intersection of arts-centered experiences with the experiences of dementia, and will address how the arts can provide meaningful, stimulating and enjoyable respite for people living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, as well as their caregivers.
The keynote will be given by Dr. Peter Whitehouse, of Case Western Reserve University, who advocates for non-pharmacological approaches to dementia/alzheimer's care. Tajiri will screen a clip from her work-in-progress film Wisdom Gone Wild, a feature-length essay documentary that presents a new look at dementia and caregiving, observed over fifteen years. Rather than a portrait of loss, dementia is seen as a wisdom that has “gone wild.” The panel will be this Wednesday, November 4, 1- 4 pm. Registration is required.
In addition to the symposia, the Gallery at Impact Hub will be opening The Place Where I Laugh: An Exhibition of Creative Work by People Living with Dementia & Their Care Partners, a project of ARTZ Philadelphia on Friday, November 6.