Jane to present “This is Home” with AIA Chicago

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On Monday, March 22nd from 12:00-1:00pm, Jane will present “This is Home; Making Home in Affordable Senior Living Communities,” hosted by the AIA Chicago Design for Aging committee.

The presentation will share Jane’s “This is Home” project, an exploration of the ethereal idea of home (what feels like home) and how that relates to a physical place. In completing this work, Jane conducted interviews with residents of assisted living facilities and created watercolor paintings that portray the stories gathered in those interviews.

The project is an exploration of the emotions that are evoked by the places we live, the comfort we derive from home, the special objects we keep in our homes, and the way we talk about our homes, and specifically considers the opportunities and challenges that exist for older adults in creating a sense of home within senior living communities.

The presentation will be an engaging multi-media experience, featuring visual presentation of the watercolor paintings, audio recordings of portions of the interviews, and commentary about the project.

This virtual event is free and open to the public. Register for the presentation here.

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