Looking Forward is an interactive installation that encourages visitors to help make Seattle a Dementia-Friendly city. Looking Forward aims to shift the dialogue surrounding and the stigma against dementia by showcasing artwork and narratives created by local individuals living with dementia. The goal of the installation is to show the community that by empowering individuals with dementia, we can begin to create a dynamic and inclusive city where all members can thrive.
Looking Forward will offer live demonstrations from the Elderwise staff at different points during the Seattle Design Festival Block Party. They will teach visitors the process of wet-on-wet watercolor painting, the same technique individuals use at Elderwise Day Program. Visitors will have a chance to display their creations at the installation.