The first co-creation workshop held in Lisbon, Portugal

June 21, 2022
papers in wall demonstrating purposed technologies

The first co-creation workshop held in Lisbon, Portugal, took place on 21 June 2022 in the Museum of São Roque, with the participation of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (SCML) staff.

This workshop was attended by 4 SCML employees, one from the museology area, a cultural mediator and 2 sociocultural animators, and an external guest, a specialist in cultural heritage and history. The workshop began with the demonstration of technologies to the participants. After that they were invited to participate in a photo safari throughout the museum, in which they chose two artefacts that they considered the most interesting and appropriate for working with older people. Then, the collage of cultural content/artefacts with the various technologies and meanings began, as well as the creation of future scenarios, adapted to the context of day centers and residential structures for the elderly.

Participants highlighted the importance of enabling the involvement of older people with the project, letting them take ownership of the stories of the plays and applying them to their life stories.