The Dementia Centre were delighted to play a mentoring role in this year's TEDI-London Summer School where the focus was on Dementia Friendly Communities. This year's (completely online) six week Summer School involved 137 students from 21 countries working in 15 teams to create design solutions for a masterplan site at Canada Water, London. At the end of the programme, teams pitched their ideas to an industry panel and the winners were awarded a trip to London to further develop their idea in the TEDI-London labs and work alongside British Land and other industry partners in the masterplan.
Liz Fuggle talks to inspiring students Sofia Colaço (Mech. Engineering, Portugal) and Nicole Pereira (International Management, UK) who were part of the winning team about their experience of creating their project 'WANA' with people with dementia in mind and the role the Dementia Centre played in mentoring the teams.