Advocating Inclusion

Participant Detail

Name: W
Age: 70

Participated in the discussion group held by myself and Andrew Clark with the Carers group held at St. Sebastian's Care Group


5th Year
Aged 24
My Overview: "Advocating Inclusion"

From making initial observations by visiting various places across neighbourhoods in Salford, the next step was to share this knowledge with a wider audience. I included people in the project to gain further insight and perspectives. This included an exhibition we held at the Trafford Centre, where we interacted with members of the public. The main focus of this section is my involvement with the MICRA funded study, and therefore the inclusion of people in the community to gain an understanding of people affected by dementia and their relationship with neighbourhood spaces. In this study, I spoke to various individuals on a number of occasions who are, or have been, affected by dementia. We used a number of qualitative methods to carry out the research that were developed by Dr Andrew Clark. It gave me an in depth insight into the lives of people affected by dementia, i.e. the people to whom my architectural intervention is aimed at helping. An architect will rarely gain such a strong relationship with the end-users of their building, so I view my involvement with this research as invaluable.

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MICRA study: elicitation images used at the Discussion Groups
MICRA study: elicitation images used at the Discussion Groups