We wish there were a way to beam ourselves (a la Star Trek) to a conference taking place in Lahti, Finland on March 24 to 25, called “Designing Slow Life”
“…international experts of design, service design and wellness talk about and develop services under the main theme of better, slower and more meaningful life...The Slow Life conference will try to solve how to develop our surroundings in future in order to support slower life.”
We’re dying to know where the challenge will take them, and how design (and designers) can help “support slower life”.
Are there ways to create environments to help us slow down? (Isn’t that what a park is?) We’d like some software that would limit our computer use for a start…because that’s something we feel powerless over, and we love the internet so much! Or is SLOW really something that each of us has to figure out for her/himself, a practice or discipline to be consciously embraced?….
A commenter at Core 77, where we read about the Slow Life Conference, wrote: “Can we offer ‘slow life’…suggestions? e.g. slow life sport = yoga?”
Although we’re (sadly) not going to Finland, we’re going to mull the this idea of designing a slow life and see what we come up with.
What are your ideas? How do you….slow……down………..?
via Core 77