Ilse SmoldersNew Design & Attitudes Breda
Ongedacht verlangen (Unthought desire)
We focus too much on the negative connotations of aging. During my conversations with older people, I often hear ‘No, I can’t do that anymore’. I often hear that people would like to do something again but assume in advance that this will never happen again. In Unthought Desire, I talked to the elderly about their future and the wishes they still have. I asked, “Do you want to make this wish come true in the future?” During the conversations I noticed that there are desires, but that realization of these is not seen as possible. Often the biggest desires are something very simple like baking an apple pie again, playing the piano or going back to their old farm. I documented the conversations and the time I spent with the elders. I want to show how easy it can be to realize unthought desires simply by spending time together.