Artful Dementia Research Lab (ADLab) is both a research and an intervention project financed by UiT The Arctic University of Norway. On the basis of situated interventions with the creative and performative arts the ADLab has a twofold goal:
(1) to advance knowledge on how to enact dementia beyond individual human loss
(2) to promote research-based cultural change and increase awareness on how to create meaningful reciprocal relations between people living with and without dementia.
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 and performative arts our researchers investigate other ways of living with and relating to dementia. Series of art interventions become thereby 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.
ADLab is located at the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research at UiT and funded by UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The project is led by Ann Therese Lotherington, Professor and Vice Dean for research and development at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education and coordinated by Lilli Mittner, postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Women's and Gender Research.
The Artful Dementia film is based on a set of video recordings collected during the kick-off session of the project ‘Shorelines’ at Bergsodden residential care home in February 2020. All those who wanted to participate had been informed about the broad outline of the project, and that the whole session would be filmed. All participants, and legally authorized representatives (next of kin) when needed, gave informed and proxy consent in advance. Furthermore, we collected consent by editing by watching the film together with the residents and their next of kin who all agreed orally to publish it publicly and make it available for researchers and others who work to change perceptions of dementia. ® Artful Dementia Research Lab / RESULT at UiT The Artic University of Norway 2021 Citation: Lilli Mittner, Tiia Grøn, & Terje Bergli. (2021). Artful Dementia Film 2021. UiT The Arctic University of Norway. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4455781
Privious and upcoming conferences, workshops and seminars in which UiT's Artful Dementia Research Lab presents scientific work and connects to a variety of research communities.
Futures of Ageing. Femtenkt Workshop, 25. october 2020, onlineNordic Arts & Health Research Network meeting 22.-23. september 2020, online
Kunst og velferd. En konferanse om kunstens plass i velferdsstaten 23.-24. april 2020, Oslo (cancelled)
Last Chapter: A Late Life Festival 19.-20. June 2020, Bergen (postponed to 2021)
Embracing difference – investigating other ways of living with and relating to dementia through theoretical conversations and practical arts interventions: Revisiting Donna Haraway’s “The Promises of Monsters: A Regenerative Politics for Inappropriate/d Others”. 2.-3. September 2020, online
The Museum for All People: Art, Accessibility and Social Inclusion. International Conference 4.- 5. April 2019, Madrid
ESA Conference 2019, SP07: “Ageing in Europe: Agency, Citizenship and the Dynamics of Power” 20. - 23. August 2019, Manchester
Dimensions of Ageing – Multidisciplinary Seminar, 27. Septembre 2017, St. Petersburg
27th Alzheimer Europe Conference “Care today, cure tomorrow”, 2. - 4. October 2017, Berlin
2016 4S/EASST conference „Science and technology by other means: Exploring collectives, spaces and futures”´, 31 August - 3. September 2016, Barcelona
23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology 19. - 22. June 2016, Tampere
Gender Studies in Debate: Pathways, challenges and interdisciplinary perspectives INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS, 25. - 27. May 2016, Lisboa