Everyday IKEA furniture and objects were deliberately reinterpreted for other uses in Hack Care, a social impact project by Lekker Architects and Lanzavecchia + Wai Design Studio on how to create a dementia-friendly home. As Ong Ker-Shing and Joshua Comaroff of Lekker Architects put it, “Design for us is about not filling in all the blanks but allowing for it to be open ended enough to be improvised and reinterpreted. We prefer design that is enabling rather than determining.”
With more than 50 creative hacks and tricks, Hack Care aims to not only help caregivers keep their loved ones with dementia engaged, empowered and enabled to age in place, but also inspire them to come up with their own hacks that are suited to their homes and personal needs. Here is one example.