Artful Dementia Research Lab

The Artful Dementia Research Lab at UiT The Arctic University of Norway conducts research on innovative understandings of ageing and dementia. On the basis of experimental interventions with the creative arts our researchers investigate other ways of living with and relating to dementia, thereby exploring art interventions as a mode of social science knowledge generation. Through developing a new conceptual repertoire, research conducted within the Artful Dementia Research Lab contributes to complementing medical and pharmacological interventions with experimental art interventions that are sensitive to socio-material dimensions of everyday life.

Research activities:

  • carrying out a series of arts interventions (fine arts, music) in everyday life of people with dementia on the basis of a practice-based fieldwork approach
  • analysing the processes the interventions evoke and inquiring into the on-going research process
  • applying theoretical approaches of relational aesthetics and material feminisms
  • developing a theory-methods package from a sociological and artistic perspective


The Artful Dementia Research Lab at UiT The Arctic University of Norway has initiated and runs the International Research Network Artful Dementia (IRNAD).

Ansvarlig for prosjektet: Lilli Mittner