• Thursday, April 2 at 6:30pm
  • Opalka Gallery, Sage College of Albany, 140 New Scotland Ave.
  • FREE and open to the public
  • 2014-15 Artist Lecture Series

In conjunction with the Interior Design (IND) program at Sage College of Albany, and co-sponsored by Opalka Gallery and the Department of Art + Design, interior designer Sarah Gillen Redmore will share her explorations of design strategies for an aging population.
With over 16 years professional interior design experience, Sarah Gillen Redmore is currently Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Environmental & Interior Design at Syracuse University. She uses design to help improve peoples’ lives and guide students to make a positive difference in the world. Over the past four years, her research has focused on exploring the relationship between design, aging, and disability. "The fastest growing segment of our population is over the age of 55, so it’s important that students are introduced to the unique needs of this demographic."
Redmore’s aging and disability initiative includes developing studio projects, hosting nationally recognized authors, coordinating empathy workshops, and reaching across campuses to collaborate with other professors. She has also helped launch a new MFA in Collaborative Design that will introduce graduate students to an interdisciplinary approach to designing for health and longevity. "Design is a dynamic profession where designers can use their creative problem-solving skills to do meaningful work."