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The flow concept is about self-determined life and action. Maintaining a balance between our own abilities and the challenges that we face. So we need platforms or environments where we can test and develop self-determined action and learning. Independent living is playing an ever greater role in old age. We want to develop and explore how inspiring environments (digital to analog) for old and young as well, across generations, could look like, what changes need to take place at the political level, etc. We are interested in making a platform for ideas and solutions to make better the live for people getting older. Questions could be: How could such a platform be developed and funded? What interesting concepts or examples of aging are there - out in the world (in all ages)? How can people get older and live together (and not alone) in an inspiring environment and affordable housing. How do people live together young and old - old and old people? What problems have to be solved? What kind of research and development should be done or should we think about? What other issues should the platform discuss? "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." Edith Wharton, cited from her poem "Vesalius in Zante. (1564)" Stanford Course: Design Thinking Team: Monika Fleischmann (getting older), Sabine Jank (with the flow), Wolfgang Strauss, Hannah Rauterberg, Lina Lubig
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Nebenverdienst als Rentner: Darauf sollten Sie achten

Nebenverdienst als Rentner: Darauf sollten Sie achten | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it
Wenn die eigentliche Rente nicht ausreicht, ist oft ein Nebenverdienst gefragt. Allerdings gibt ein paar Dinge, die Sie als Rentner dringend beachten sollten.
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Rente und Nebenverdienst ab 65 bis 400 Euro abgabefrei

Ab einem Alter von 65 Jahren ist ein Nebenverdienst leichter realisierbar. Von diesem Alter an können Rentner nach Angaben von www.zdf.de ohne Einschränkungen hinzuverdienen.

Bei einer Summe von mehr als 400 Euro monatlich sind jedoch Lohnsteuer und Kranken- bzw. Pflegeversicherungsbeiträge fällig. Arbeitslosen- und Rentenversicherung fallen nicht an.

Allerdings gilt hier derselbe Freibetrag von 7.664 Euro, der für alle Arbeitnehmer gilt.

Wer unter 400 Euro monatlich bleibt, kann sich freuen. Da zahlt sowieso der Arbeitgeber die Abgaben. Beziehen Sie eine Pension und waren zuvor im Staatsdienst beschäftigt, müssen Sie sich individuell erkundigen. Gesonderte Regelungen gelten auch bei Witwenrenten, hier sollten Sie sich ebenfalls individuell erkundigen.

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Don't Dress Your Age: Six Inspiring Women Say No to Drab | Senior Planet

Don't Dress Your Age: Six Inspiring Women Say No to Drab | Senior Planet | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it
A new documentary about stylish older women gets rave reviews in Britain - but one critic cries foul.
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A new TV documentary on Britain’s BBC4 has been tickling people’s fancies across the pond and stateside. “Fabulous Fashionistas” features six women of advanced years who share a love for style and a “screw that” attitude to the standard dictates of age.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nahrW6KMtp0&feature=youtube_gdata

 

Audiences in the U.K. have embraced the documentary’s message that when it comes to aging with attitude, style – whether it’s costly designer, handicraft or thrift shop find –  is a crucial part of the package; you can’t be walking around in baggy beige, which is what one of the Fashionistas calls “the color of death.” Sorry! 

The documentary doesn’t just tell us about six seniors’ style choices. By the end of its 45 minutes, these women are much more than clotheshorses – just as they’re much more than “old.”

“It’s not about money or looking younger,” one of the six says. So, what is it about? “Having an identity beyond old lady.”

 

The documentary makes a strong case for age being what you make of it. But one lone critic, blogging in the Guardian, has taken issue with it. “Fabulous Fashionistas,” Michele Hanson writes, has simply picked something that these women have done all their lives – being stylish – and called it remarkable because they’re old. We wouldn’t have made a big deal of it if they were their younger selves, and so isn’t that ageist? Why can’t we get used to the idea that someone can be an “old woman” and also a person who is interested in style? And is an older woman who’s not interested in style – never was, never will be – any less of a remarkable person? 


The fact is, these six women break with the stereotype in many ways. We learn that when Jean Woods’ husband of 56 years died, she applied for a job at Gap to make ends meet and ward off loneliness, and then switched from that job to a new one in a fashionable boutique. “Just because you’re 71 doesn’t mean you’ve stopped being able to converse with people and hold down a job,” she says.

Gillian Lynne, the 87 year old choreographer responsible for “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera,” has been working nonstop since the ’40s. She says she loves her life because she loves her job – and loving life keeps her living. “You mustn’t allow it in,” Lynne says about age. “The minute you give an inch, it will take a mile.” She had just recovered from a serious bout of pneumonia.

 

And let’s face it, when you’re feeling invisible, the message that you don’t have to agree to fade into the background is inspirational. Just read the commentsunder Hanson’s blog post. Then take a look at the documentary, below, and judge for yourself.

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Offener werden

Offener werden | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it

Eine Stunde intensive Nutzung des Gehirns durch innovatives Denken kann dich auf lange Sicht cleverer, energetischer, geselliger und offener für neue Dinge machen! Der Schlüssel hierfür ist, sich locker zu machen und an Dingen zu arbeiten, ...

Monika Fleischmann's insight:

KREATIVITÄT / INNOVATIVES DENKEN trainieren:


- Lass dir keine Ruhe!

- Setze dich mit deinem Glauben oder deinen Werten auseinander.

- Gehe mit deinem Körper an Grenzen.

- Stimuliere deine Augen.

- Gönne deinen Ohren Neues.

- Lerne neue und verschiedenen Menschen und Lebensweisen kennen.

- Erlerne etwas Neues.

- Erweitere deinen Wortschatz.

- Entdecke neue Kulturen und Religionen für dich.

- Stelle dich deinen Ängsten.

- Öffne dich für neue politische oder religiöse Standpunkte.

- Schalte in deiner Vorstellung einen deiner Sinne aus.

- Wie stehst du zu Strategiespielen?

- Gehe auf Reisen.

- Erlerne ein Instrument.

- Denke an die Mysterien dieser Welt

- Komme mit dir bisher fremden Menschen ins Gespräch.

- Verbringe einen ganzen Tag, ohne einmal auf die Uhr zu schauen.

- Beginne zu Malen und nimm dir das reale Leben als Vorbild.

- Ein "Zufälliger Artikel" auf Wikipedia kann schon Inspiration genug sein.


Denke daran, dass ein guter Schüler zwar oft stolpert, aber niemals hinfällt. Gib nicht auf - selbst der Zauberwürfel ist schneller lösbar als du denkst. Ja, er ist lösbar!Sieh die Dinge wie ein Kind. So, als ob du sie zum ersten Mal in deinem Leben siehst, und stelle dir ganz einfache Fragen zu ihnen. Wie zum Beispiel macht man Ziegelsteine? Wie schwer ist so ein Ziegelstein? Kann man eine Mauer auch anders bauen? Auch aus Käse? Und deine Camembert-Mauer? Unmöglich? ...Sei sparsam. Okay, ein Trebuchet-Katapult mit weniger als 200 Euro zu bauen ist abwegig, aber aus Lego ist es schon erschwinglicher! Auch in Sachen Abendkurse solltest du dich nach günstigeren oder kostenlosen, zumindest Schnupperstunden umsehen. Wie bereits erwähnt, ist das Besuchen einer Vorlesung in einer Universität in der Regel auch kostenlos.


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GDI-Studie zur Zukunft von Altern, Wohnen, Pflegen

GDI-Studie zur Zukunft von Altern, Wohnen, Pflegen | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it
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Die Gesellschaft des langen Lebens

Zur Zukunft von Altern, Wohnen, Pflegen

http://www.gdi.ch/de/Think-Tank/Studien/Product-Detail/137

 

Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut - Studie: 

Gesellschaft_des_langen_Lebens - Altern ist alterslos

http://www.gdi.ch/media/summaries/Gesellschaft_des_langen_Lebens_Summary.pdf

 

Leben ohne Verfallsdatum

Smart Home - Smart Nurses

http://www.careum.ch/documents/10180/26370/Lüthi_2013_LebenOhneVerfallsdatum_InterviewBischofberger.pdf/592cd5b1-7846-4e3c-86ef-167d8f04c630

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"Caring Relationship Tickets" - "Fureai kippu", a Japanese system

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This Japanese currency system allows people to earn credits for providing services to elders. Folks who have credits can then use them to receive services for themselves when they get old, or they can transfer the credits to others (e.g. parents).

 

Fureai kippu — or "caring relationship tickets" — is a Japanese system whereby people earn credits for providing services to the elderly. They can then use these credits to receive services for themselves when they get old, or they can transfer the credits for use by other people (such as their parents).

 The number of credits received depends on number of hours worked and the type of services rendered.  I was very impressed when a friend told me about fureai kippu. I wonder how we might be able to further tap into this idea of the exchange of services to create healthy aging environments?

 

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Monterrey Housing / ELEMENTAL

Monterrey Housing / ELEMENTAL | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it
Architects: ELEMENTAL Location: Monterrey, Mexico Client: Instituto de la Vivienda de Nuevo León (IVNL) Engineering: Area of projects and technological
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RestrictionsSanta Catarina is a city of 230,000 inhabitants, located in the state of Nuevo León, in the northwest of Mexico. This project is Elemental’s first outside of Chile.

The Government of Nuevo León, México, commissioned Elemental to design a group of 70 homes on a site of .6 hectars in a middle class neighborhood in Santa Catarina.


The commission to develop this middle class neighborhood with the financing of US$20,000 per dwelling (almost double the funds we had for the housing projects built by Elemental in Chile). However, the construction standards and building codes significantly raise the construction costs. In this case, it was pertinent to use the strategy of investing state resources to build “the difficult half” of the home, especially given the capacity do-it-yourself building observed in Mexico, ensuring a promising future for the expansions.

The Project

ELEMENTAL Monterrey consists of a three-story continuous building that in section superimposes a home (first floor) with a two-story apartment above (2nd and 3rd story). Both units are designed to technically and economically facilitate the final middle class standard of which we will hand over the “first half” (40 m2). In this sense, the difficult parts of the house (bathrooms, kitchen, stairs, and dividing walls) are designed for the expanded scenario, that is, for a home of more than 58 m2 approx. and an apartment of approximately 76 m2.

 

Secondly, given that almost 50% of the m2 of the complex will be self-built, this building is porous so that the growth can occur within the structure. On one hand we want to frame and give rhythm (more than control) to the spontaneous construction so as to avoid deterioration of the urban environment over time, and also make the process of expansions for each family easier. The proposed continuous roof above the volumes and voids protects the expansion zones from rain and ensures a definitive profile of the building toward the public space.


Third, experience tells us that in lower class neighborhoods the green spaces tend to be “earth spaces,” due to the scarcity of maintenance and the distance that exists between green space and the home that makes it difficult for neighbors to take care of. What we did in this case was to surround the green space with building, reducing the distance between communal space and the home to a minimum. This permitted us to define a collective space with secure Access that gives space to the social network and generates favorable conditions for maintenance and care.

All the apartments have direct Access from the public space and parking, a condition especially relevant in a country where every family can have access to an automobile.



Architects: ELEMENTAL
Location: Monterrey, Mexico
Client: Instituto de la Vivienda de Nuevo León (IVNL)
Engineering: Area of projects and technological innovation, IVNL
Urbanization & Specialization: Area of projects and technological innovation, IVNL
Site Area: 6,591 sqm
Initial House Area: 40 sqm
Expanded House Area: 58.75 sqm
Initial Duplex Area: 40 sqm
Expanded Duplex Area: 76.60 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Ramiro Ramirez


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Benefits of homeownership

Benefits of homeownership | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it

Habitat for Humanity Int'

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Homeownership has the unique potential to break the cycle of poverty for low-income families, and provide for a more stable future.

We have seen this stability resonate in the communities of our partner families. As homeowners they have a vested interest in the successes of their neighborhoods and help build the local tax base. 

 

Quick links:

Save HUD's Self-Help Home Ownership Program (SHOP) (158kb .pdf)Shelter Report 2012 : Build Hope: Housing Cities After a DisasterReturn to the Take Action homepage
Explore the issues that are important to Habitat’s mission fulfillment

http://www.habitat.org/sites/default/files/gov_SHOP_Fact_Sheet.pdf

 
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Affordable Housing | Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing

Affordable Housing | Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it
GLEH - Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing
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Old age is no place for sissies. Bette Davis

 

The Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing mission is to improve the life experience of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender seniors by developing affordable housing, providing comprehensive care, and ensuring, through advocacy and education, a brighter future for the LGBT elder community.

 

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ADVANCED STYLE: THE DOCUMENTARY

ADVANCED STYLE: THE DOCUMENTARY | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it
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Never giving up! As we get older we get better!

 

ABOUT ADVANCED STYLE

Ari Seth Cohen roams "the streets of New York looking for the most stylish and creative older folks. Respect your elders and let these ladies and gents teach you a thing or two about living life to the fullest. Advanced Style offers proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age."

http://advancedstyle.blogspot.de/p/about.html#sthash.SZOj6vPR.dpuf

 

The Documentary

Here are the trailers for the Advanced Style Film. Lina Pliolplyte and Ari Seth Cohen have been filming and interviewing the amazing ladies of Advanced Style for over three years.

http://advancedstyle.blogspot.de/p/the-advanced-style-documenatry-film-page.html

 

See more at: http://advancedstyle.blogspot.de/p/the-advanced-style-documenatry-film-page.html#sthash.bz21ZED5.dpuf

 

 

Press: Respect Your Elders

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/12/respect-your-elders/?_r=0

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OpenIDEO - Senior Design Factory

OpenIDEO - Senior Design Factory | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it
OpenIDEO is a global community that will draw on your optimism, inspiration, ideas and opinions to solve problems together for the collective social good.
Monika Fleischmann's insight:

How might we all maintain wellbeing and thrive as we age?

Senior Design Factory

Senior Design Factory is a workshop, a design studio and a shop where young designers work with senior craftsmen.


Article:http://betterymagazine.com/places/senior-design-factory/


Senior Design Factory, set up in 2008 by 2 swiss design graduates, is a workshop, a design studio and a shop where young designers work with senior craftsmen. This Zurich based cooperative aims to fight ageism by making senior and younger partners equal. They produce and sell hand made accessories and objects for everyday living. Recently they also opened a restaurant where young chefs work with seniors on their classic recipes.


Website:http://www.senior-design.ch/

 

 
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Universal Design | Not only for Elderly Persons

Universal Design | Not only for Elderly Persons | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it
Elderly population - HTW Berlin » FB Gestaltung » Kompetenzzentrum Universal Design Thinking
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"MAKE THE BEST FOR THE MOST FOR THE LEAST"Charles und Ray Eames We are living to an older age, we stay active for longer, travel all over the world and communicate in different cultures and languages. But we are getting sick as well, our vision suffers, we are less mobile and nevertheless we want to live self determined and independent. However we face services and products which were normally designed and developed for the ideal person: young, healthy, educated! 
The question arises if this approach is still relevant and offers a base for a balanced development of our society and the German economy in future.
DEFINITION"Universal Design" criteria does neither talk about standardization nor cultural uniformity. The concept is based on a social design approach which is oriented toward people with the aim of making the whole environment, designed by people for people accessible and usable "for all".Regardless of their individual capabilities, age and gender or their cultural background, it is the purpose to enable all people to have equal participation in society. The exclusion of people " such as from the availment and utilization of certain services, areas and products " has to be avoided from the beginning. A barrier-free environment, products which are safe and easy to handle, educational opportunities or technologies which are oriented towards the needs of people imply a gain in quality of life "for everybody". In the Stockholm Declaration of the EIDD "Design for All Europe (formerly: European Institute for Design and Disability), published in 2004, Design for All is defined as follows: "Design for All is design for human diversity, social inclusion and equality." Lecture: Diversity needs Universal Designhttp://kud.htw-berlin.de/web/medien/pdfs/VortragKreativwirtschaft_HTW_web_1315315210.pdf Simple Product Design - Was brauchen wir wirklich? / Universal Design Projekt am National Institute of Design, Indien / 2011http://kud.htw-berlin.de/product_design/132/simple_product_design_was_brauchen_wir_wirklich/53.html  Bsp: NadelwerkHandarbeitswerkzeugehttp://exhibition.ifdesign.de/entrydetails_de?beitrag_id=78983http://kud.htw-berlin.de/product_design/132/nadelwerk/52.html
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Media Flow | Medienfluss - Archive Browser

Media Flow | Medienfluss - Archive Browser | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it

eCulture Factory a temporary Lab for Digital Culture & Interactive Media directed by Monika Fleischmann and Wolfgang Strauss, funded by the EU (2005-2008), was installed to create a digital culture of innovation with transfer of research results into the corporate sector.

 

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Media Flow | Medienfluss - Archive Browser

An all-encompassing browser makes the archive of the Internet platform netzspannung.org accessible. Two parallel media flows, one made up of images, and one of words, flow as large format data projections through the space.

 

Using an integrated text-to-speech-module, the terms are spoken out by a computer voice. They build, alongside the representation of text and image – an acoustic description of the archive.

 

The media flow, and the image based acoustic spheres, create the impression of a media space.

 

With the large-scale installation Media Flow (2006) visitors research playfully in the media art archive of netzspannung.org.

 

The Media Flow Browser was developed in 2008 as a tool for Internet research.

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What Design Can Do

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What Design Can Do »  | two-day event in Amsterdam

 

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DO IT YOURSELF AND DO IT TOGETHER

http://issuu.com/whatdesigncando/docs/wdcd_book_2013_web_single_pages

 

TEAM

WHAT DESIGN CAN DO WAS INITATED BY DUTCH DESIGNERS

 

MISSION

What Design Can Do celebrates the power of design and its problem-solving abilities. This two-day event in Amsterdam exposes design as a catalyst of change and renewal and a way of addressing the societal questions of our time. 

Too often design is associated only with aesthetics, trends and luxury, but design can mean so much more. At its best, design can change, improve, renew, inspire, involve, shock, move, disrupt, help or solve. What Design Can Do intends to demonstrate the value of design thinking as a response to the challenges of today’s world.

With a lineup of international speakers from all design disciplines, What Design Can Do will be the platform for designers to manifest the social potential of their profession. Together with the audience, the speakers will discuss alternative strategies for the future. Participants will be stimulated to come up with their own answers and ideas. This makes What Design Can Do an activist conference, the outcome of which will be published in a book compiled on the spot and presented at the end of the conference.

What Design Can Do is an annual international conference for design professionals, company leaders and government officials.

What Design Can Do is a cross-over between design disciplines – from architecture to product design, from graphic design to fashion design – as solutions for today’s challenges generally demand a multi-disciplinary approach.

What Design Can Do is initiated by designers who feel the responsibility to make their profession useful for society and want to reflect on this with fellow designers and other professionals.

 

 

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Christoph Schlingensief – Programm - KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Christoph Schlingensief – Programm - KW Institute for Contemporary Art | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it

Ausstellung / Zum Kalender hinzufügen

Eröffnung: 30.11.13, 17–22 h

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CHRISTOPH SCHLINGENSIEF, 1. 12. 13– 19. 1. 14, Ausstellung 

"Für mich ist es sehr schön jetzt im Ausstellungsraum zu sein, weil dieser Ort eben tatsächlich von diesem Theatralischen auch wegholt. Ich bin hier nicht im Bild, ich muss hier auch nicht spielen, ich will hier auch nicht spielen, es ist etwas passiert, das wird gezeigt. Das gibt es ja nun in der bildenden Kunst öfter und es kann auch so gezeigt werden, dass der Betrachter damit sogar selber anfängt zu spielen. Und das ist doch das Größte." (Christoph Schlingensief)

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness

http://www.ted.com 

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Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi asks, "What makes a life worth living?" Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of "flow."

 

What makes you excited? When is it that you feel part of something larger? Play the piano. Be with your best friend. Work, if you like working. Concentrate and focus of one topic. Bring yourself into that flow channel as often as possible in everyday life! Flow in Poetry is "opening a door". Flow, experienced by responsable and ethical CEOs, is "something that helps others and makes you feel happy?" Not only knowing, but doing is important. Your skills and your challenges need to be close, then you will not be unable to cope or on the other hand unchallenged.

 

When is a person in flow? How does it feel to be in flow?

- Completely involved in what we are doing - focused, concentrated.

- A sense of ecstasy - of being outside everyday reality.

- Great inner clarity - knowing what needs to be done, and how ell we are doing.

- Knowing that the activity is doable - that our skills are adequate to the task.

- A sense of serenity - no worries about oneself, and a feeling of growing beyond th eboundaries of the ego.

- Timelessness - thouroughly focused on the present, hours seem to pass by in minutes.

- Intrinsic motivation - whatever produces flow becomes its own reward.

 

"How to live life as a work of art, rather than as a chaotic response to external events..."

http://austega.com/gifted/16-gifted/articles/24-flow-and-mihaly-csikszentmihalyi.html

 

Finding Flow: The Psychology Of Engagement With Everyday Life by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. 1997

http://www.enlightenment.com/media/bookrevs/findflow.html

 

Review of Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihaly. "Flow" includes the importance of learning how to control the contents of our consciousness as well as how to get ourselves more consistently into the state of optimal experience known as Flow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTPH4b8g6Mw

http://www.PhilosophersNotes.com

 

Mihaly's work is fundamental to understanding the inputs that go into leading a fulfilling, meaningful career and/or life. Other writers and researchers who we feel build on this are Simon Sinek (Start With Why), Daniel Pink (Drive), Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers) and, from a more academic, positive psychology perspective, Jonathan Haidt (The Happiness Hypothesis, UVA), Daniel Gilbert (Stumbling on Happiness, Harvard), Chris Peterson (UMichigan) & Martin Seligman (Authentic Happiness, UPenn).

 

Flow: Das Geheimnis des Glücks

Wer das Glück will, muss das Chaos im eigenen Kopf beherrschen. Wer frei sein will, muss nur seine Ziele kennen. Das Buch fasst jahrzehntelange Forschung über die positiven Aspekte menschlicher Erfahrungen zusammen: Freude, Kreativität und den Prozess vollständigen Einsseins mit dem Leben, den der Autor FLOW nennt.Wer das Glück will, muss das Chaos im eigenen Kopf beherrschen. Wer frei sein will, muss nur seine Ziele kennen. Das Buch fasst jahrzehntelange Forschung über die positiven Aspekte menschlicher Erfahrungen zusammen: Freude, Kreativität und den Prozess vollständigen Einsseins mit dem Leben, den der Autor FLOW nennt.

http://www.amazon.de/Flow-Geheimnis-Glücks-Mihaly-Csikszentmihalyi/dp/3608957839

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Retrouvez le flow au coeur du rapport de la Fabrique Spinoza "Bien-être et éducation : comment mettre le système éducatif au service de l’épanouissement des élèves ?" : http://fabriquespinoza.fr/rapports/education-bien-etre/
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Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex

At TEDGlobal 2010, author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas.
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Plädoyer für Austausch und Kombinatorik

 

Der Autor Matt Ridley beschreibt bei der TEDGlobal Konferenz 2010, wie der Antrieb menschlichen Fortschritts im Laufe der Geschichte aus dem Begegnen und Begatten von Ideen bestand, mit dem Ziel neue Ideen zu erschaffen. Es ist nicht wichtig, wie schlau die Individuen sind, sagt er. Entscheidend ist, wie klug das kollektive Gehirn ist.

 

Matt Ridley argues that, through history, the engine of human progress and prosperity has been, and is, "ideas having sex with each other."

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Weise Greise

Weise Greise | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it
Was Hänschen nicht lernt, lernt Hans nimmermehr. Stimmt nicht! Ältere Menschen können vom Jonglieren bis zur neuen Sprache alles lernen. Und in manchen Fähigkeiten übertrumpfen sie sogar jeden Jungspund.
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"Es ist nie zu spät, jonglieren zu lernen"

Eminenz mit kristalliner Intelligenz

Das Weltwissen und die Lebenserfahrung, die so genannte kristalline Intelligenz, wachsen im Laufe des Lebens. „Es ist wie mit einem guten Obstbaum. Im hohen Alter kann man die besten Früchte ernten“, erklärt May.

 

Deshalb lernen Ältere sinnvollen Stoff auch besser als Junge, weil sie auf Erfahrung und Vorwissen aufbauen können, ergänzt Michael Falkenstein vom Institut für Arbeitsforschung an der Technischen Universität Dortmund.

 

Demgegenüber steht der Begriff „fluide Intelligenz“ für die Fähigkeit, neue Probleme zu lösen und sich in neuen Situationen schnell zurechtzufinden. Vor allem der präfrontale Cortex und der mediale Temporalcortex sind hier gefordert. Beide Areale sind vergleichsweise stark vom Abbau im Alter betroffen. Bei dieser Intelligenzleistung sind junge Menschen im Vorteil. Kinder lernen darum spielend leicht, mit neuen Geräten wie Smartphones und Tabletcomputern umzugehen.

 

Lange Zeit nahm man an, dass diese geistige Flexibilität angeboren und unabänderlich ist. Doch das Team um den Psychologen Walter Perrig, Gedächtnisforscher an der Universität Bern, konnte 2008 zeigen, dass die fluide Intelligenz sich sehr wohl mit einem kognitiven Training des Arbeitsgedächtnisses steigern lässt – und zwar bei Erwachsenen.

 

Wenn Senioren jonglieren lernen, warum sollten sie nicht auch ihre geistige Beweglichkeit trainieren können?


Ein Organ wie das Gehirn: "Use it or lose it!"

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Affordable Housing Winning Proposal / JAJA + ONV

Affordable Housing Winning Proposal / JAJA + ONV | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it
Courtesy of ONV Arkitekter + JAJA Architects ONV Arkitekter and JAJA Architects recently won the 4th delivery of the affordable housing concept
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ONV Arkitekter and JAJA Architects recently won the 4th delivery of the affordable housing concept AlmenBolig+ in collaboration with Bascon and ScandiByg. Consisting of  3-400 housing units on sites in and around Copenhagen, their winning proposal offers a huge variation of housing sizes and building typologies. Also, by using the prefab module, this ensures a free and flexible design of each area. More images and architects’ description after the break.


The proposal offers 8 different housing typologies within the scope of the basis prize. The variety in housing types and the fixed, low prize ensure great demographical diversity in each development. This is very unique for the winning proposal and of a great significance to social sustainability in a housing area. 


High Quality Pre-Fab

The project is based on a prefab basis module of wood surrounding a central core for wet room and technical installations, staircase etc. Like building blocks the modules can be put together horizontally and vertically. The construction system thus create a great variety of options for developing each home individually.

 

Each element is has diverse facades, niches and roof design. They can be put together and form classical detached houses or free-standing houses in 1-4 floors height. By mixing different typologies, new structures and exciting spaces between the buildings are formed.

 


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The Art of Affordable Housing

The Art of Affordable Housing | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it
Ten affordable housing developments take creative design approaches to providing appealing environments while controlling costs.
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Armstrong Place Senior and Family Housing San Francisco, California


Affordable housing does not have to look like plain boxes. Though tight budgets may restrict options for materials, architects have found ways to add variety, mixing exterior textures and colors, breaking up massing, and integrating art into the architecture.


All completed in the past five years, the following ten projects (listed alphabetically) exemplify levels of design more typically found in market-rate housing. A number incorporate sustainable design strategies that reduce energy and water use—crucial whether the tenant or the owner/operator pays the utility bills…

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OpenIDEO | Design Thriving Environments

OpenIDEO | Design Thriving Environments | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it
OpenIDEO is a global community that will draw on your optimism, inspiration, ideas and opinions to solve problems together for the collective social good.
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When it comes to our own ageing, everyone has unique needs, priorities, fears and desires. To address these individual circumstances and goals, older adults today are in search of flexible environments, systems and arrangements that enable them to live and age the way that works best for them. Whether it's designing new models for communal or intergenerational housing, or rethinking how space, layout or design can impact our mood and wellbeing, older adults and the people involved in their care are taking an empowered approach to designing and creating new environments for ageing.

 

What environments, spaces or living arrangements might enable ageing adults to thrive with their own diverse needs in mind?

 

How might we alter various systems or structures – for instance, local zoning laws that impact how residential buildings are used – to provide more flexibility and adaptability in our ageing?

 

What networks or communities – brand new or already established – might be best poised to support people who want to forge their own paths as they age?

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Interview Starter Kit: Ageing

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Question Pointers

 

INTRO

Tell us a litlle bit about yourself

Describe a typical day

 

What age are you and what's it like being your age?

What is happening in your life at the moment?

 

What one thing has changed the most in your life over the last decade or two?

What one thing do you expect to change the most in the next decade or two?

 

GETTING OLDER IN GENERAL

What does getting older mean to you?

How do you feel about needing more support from others around you?

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http://www.openideo.com/open/mayo-clinic/gallery/interview_kit_ageing_mayo.pdf/

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OpenIDEO - And if we all lived together?

OpenIDEO - And if we all lived together? | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it
OpenIDEO is a global community that will draw on your optimism, inspiration, ideas and opinions to solve problems together for the collective social good.
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"What If We All Lived Together?"

Beautiful French movie about elderly friendship! Gives a good solution for skip loneliness and separation.


Trailer

http://www.kino.de/kinofilm/und-wenn-wir-alle-zusammenziehen/121044

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Together_(2011_film)

 

This movie inspires for its maturity at talking about elderly, for showing active elders and how a new possibility for living is opened. It gives an option for family and homecare: Friendcare! Friendship is a very good medicine!

http://www.kino.de/kinofilm/und-wenn-wir-alle-zusammenziehen/121044

 

 


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OpenIDEO - How might we all maintain wellbeing and thrive as we age?

OpenIDEO - How might we all maintain wellbeing and thrive as we age? | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it
OpenIDEO is a global community that will draw on your optimism, inspiration, ideas and opinions to solve problems together for the collective social good.
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Ideas - Designing-Our-Future. Participatory Pods embedded within the mature community (e.g. ElderIDEO)

 

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EduAction | Die Bildungswende zu einer neuen Lernkultur.

EduAction | Die Bildungswende zu einer neuen Lernkultur. | Getting older with the flow | Scoop.it

Vision Summit 2013

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Der VISION SUMMIT 2013 widmet sich dem Ziel, die Diskussion um eine zukunftsfähige "Bildung für das 21. Jahrhundert" zum Durchbruch zu führen und die praktische Umsetzung einer Lernkultur der Potenzialentfaltung kraftvoll voranzubringen. 

 

Referenten u.a.:

Margret Rasfeld ist Bildungsinnovatorin und Schulleiterin der Evangelischen Schule Berlin Zentrum. An ihrer Schule entwickelt sie seit 2007 ein anspruchsvolles bundesweit beachtetes Innovationsprogramm und setzt es mit ihrem engagierten Team um. Sie steht für einen Paradigmenwechsel in der Lern- und Schulkultur. 

 

http://www.ev-schule-zentrum.de/683.0.html

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netzspannung.org | About

netzspannung.org is an Internet platform for digital art and culture. The online archive provides content about media art and tools for knowledge discovery.
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Netzspannung.org is a media art education platform that was designed and developed in 1998/99 by Wolfgang Strauss and Monika Fleischmann with their MARS Exploratory Media Lab at Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication - online since 2001. German - English.

http://www.netzspannung.org/about/en

 

Video about netzspannung.org http://streaming.netzspannung.org:8080/ramgen/netzspannung/english.rm

 

The size of visitors are still between 50.000 und 150.000 per day. The archive contains about 4,000 documents about media art (texts, work description, videos, lectures, tools, exhibitions etc.). Very early we were faced with the problem of searching and finding in an online archive and we developed interactive interfaces for growing archives. The platform was designed as a project with media art partners and participatory tools as there was nothing available 15 years ago.

 

Since then we were thinking and writing a lot about archives:

Inter-Facing the Archive:The Media Art Portal netzspannung.org

http://bit.ly/13omzOi

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