WHAT WE DO

We do research into the phenomena of an aging world. The world is changing rapidly into a world with old people. In 2050 the world will know 25% of people older than 60, also having a live expectancy of 85. The number of new born children is diminishing day by day. To get older is […] Continue reading →

Oehn

homeless elder of cambodia   This is Oehn. He is 60 years old. He came to Phnom Penn from the province to beg. His Leg is broken and his children can not support him any longer.  We met him begging on the Kendal market by the riverside. He arrived yesterday in Phnom Penn. He left his family in the […] Continue reading →

Sam Siu

  In The building we Stayed, there live Sam Siu and his wife Kam Kiam. In their house live their 4 daughters, a brother, and around 6 little children. When we came in to take a picture of Mrs. Kiam, we found Sam Siu sleeping on the floor in a corner of the room, while […] Continue reading →

Festival of Older People: October 2017!

PUCH Sim (78) Atchaa in Phnom Penh buddhism, old age We are facing a worldwide demographic shift that has never occurred before. Slowly but surely a substantial part of the global population is growing older than 55. Expectations are that this will grow to 35% of the world’s population. That will change everything. It will change our visual culture, sound culture, the economy, healthcare, ways […] Continue reading →

Alexis’ pick: An ode to Jean

an ode to Jean, an advocate for the elderly and a dear friend   Last week Sunday I had the pleasure of finally meeting the infamous Jean. A few weeks prior Sabya had called me, sounding slightly worried. She was trying to contact Jean via email and by calling his home phone for several weeks now and had not received any kind of response. According to Sabya, something […] Continue reading →

Sabya’s pick: Sophia

This is Sophia. For her full story click the link below         I love the portrait and story of Sophia, a grand old Lady, Queenlike in her beautiful saree. What catches me is the way she tells about her life, touching on the lives of her 5 children, on the history and […] Continue reading →

Nienke’s pick: Luus Paternotte

This is Luus Paternotte. For the full post click the link below. Luus Paternotte I like this post because I feel it shows what is to me the strangest misconception about ageing: that somehow there is an age at which you suddenly change from a young person into an older person and you’re supposed to start […] Continue reading →

Staff’s picks: Why and a call for participation

When I started working for the Faketory and looked at the “elderly of the world” website, I was amazed and quite overwhelmed by how much material and content was there. I decided to approach it as if I was reading a book and not as if I was flipping through, let’s say, a shopping website. […] Continue reading →

Spotlight: Stories I can’t forget: Faketory’s staff picks

I was drawn to this specific post because I was fascinated with the relationship between finances, care and religion. This post also made me think about self-sufficiency. What are the possibilities elderly have? Can they make a choice where to live and how to provide for themselves? What are the implications of choices, or lack […] Continue reading →

Festival of Older People is coming! October 2017 The Netherlands

We are facing a worldwide demographic shift that has never occurred before. Slowly but surely a substantial part of the global population is growing older than 55. Expectations are that this will grow to 35% of the world’s population. That will change everything. It will change our visual culture, sound culture, the economy, healthcare, ways […] Continue reading →

Who remembers our friend, Tiny?

In our continued search for humans unbound by age, we find ourselves visiting Tiny who resides in a Dutch retirement home in the South East of Amsterdam. She introduces us to her friend and partner in crime, Henriëtte van Dongen, the founder of ‘Het huisje van Toen’. This can best be described as a room […] Continue reading →