What is to be learned? An intergenerational approach to arts and culture


The Cultural Department of the City of Munich and Netzwerk Interaktiv are jointly organising the Dialogue Forum. An annual conference for all those who are committed to cultural participation. This year its all about bringing generations together. Throughout the day, the conference will focus on the conditions for success for intergenerational approaches in cultural education.

The morning will be streamed live on the event page, but only in German. But in the afternoon, there will be an English-language Zoom Workshop to which we would like to invite you.

Registration is requested.


14.11.2023 // 14:20 – 16.00 CET

What is to be learned? An intergenerational approach to arts and culture

Lorraine George, Generations Working Together (Glasgow)
Zoom workshop in English.

This session will be suitable for people wanting to learn more about intergenerational work within the field of arts and culture. We will explore the development of intergenerational work and the myths that surround it. We will consider its evidence based, wide-ranging benefits upon the participants, the support staff and the community, highlighting the fact that intergenerational work is necessary to reconnect communities. We will look at its diverse applications within arts and culture and consider how different projects impact on the community. We will discuss how it can be developed within our own communities in a sustainable way, and the knowledge and understanding that is needed to ensure that the intergenerational work that is developed, is meaningful and of good quality. This can be accessed through the International Certificate in Intergenerational Practice (ICIP) course. Suggested next steps will be given to support those wishing to find out more about intergenerational work.

Lorraine George is the Learning & Development Officer for Generations Working Together. She is responsible for the development, facilitation and evaluation of GWT’s learning and development programme and for building professional intergenerational learning networks across Scotland. Her field is early years and has worked as an early years practitioner, then advisor and trainer for a local authority, for over 20 years. Lorraine is also a Churchill Fellow focusing on IG shared sites in the US and a published intergenerational activities author.

Generations Working Together (GWT) is a registered charity, based in Glasgow and is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland. They work in partnership with various intergenerational organisations around the world, and lead on Global Intergenerational Week. Interest in intergenerational work is growing and this year 15 countries supported the week.


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