Young-Old examines contemporary architectural and urban mutations that have emerged as a consequence of one of the key demographic transformations of our time: population aging. Distinguishing between different phases of old age, it identifies the group known as the “Young-Old” as a remarkable petri dish for experimental forms of subjectivity, collectivity, and environment. In investigating this field of latent urban and architectural novelty, Young-Old asserts both the escapist and emancipatory dimensions of these practices.
Award: DAM Architectural Book Award 2015 & UK National Urban Design Book Prize 2016
Author(s): Deane Simpson
Design: Studio Joost Grootens