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Senhor Jose and Doña Selma

Senhor Jose is the director of the building where we have our studio in Sao Paulo. He is 62 years old and is finishing law school.  Dona Selma is his wife, she works in the administrative department of a public high school. Continue reading →

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 →

Doña Victoria

In Samaipata, Victoria was invisible next to her husband Henrique, who is known by everyone. We met her by chance, when we marked a photoshoot at Henriques house and a lady came out of a very small room and turned out to be his wife Victoria, 78 years old and 10 children, 25 grandchildren. They […] Continue reading →

Doña Margarita

Doña Margarita is the owner of Minimercado (small supermarket) Banegas, and it turned out as well owns the whole block of buildings in that street. Her husband build the house they live in, he died 1 year ago. Now she lives there in their room, and in the other 8 rooms live her son and […] Continue reading →

Senhor Rildo

With his dog Kenya senhor Rildo lives in the centre of Sao Paulo. His 96 year old mother lives in Pernambuca, as do his 2 daughters and grandchildren. Continue reading →

Doña Clelia

  Dona Clelia is 80 years old, and lives in the centre of Sao Paulo for 30 years. She repeats 30 times a day that she is a politician. She used to be a teacher, and now she spents most of her time going to hospitals and watching soap opera’s. Continue reading →

Aging around the world: facts and figures

During our research for the facts and figures on ageing in the countries we visited, we encounter information that gives a very distinct picture of the rapid ageing of the world population. In the 2015 report of the United Nations Population Fund, called “Ageing in the Twenty-First century: a celebration and a challenge”, they collected […] Continue reading →

Don Hermogenes

We met don Hermogenes Costas on the main plaza of Samaipata. He is sitting there most of the day and always tells us how calm it is to live here. He is 91 years old and proud of his age. He lives alone in the house where he lived with his wife and children. Next […] Continue reading →

Don Enrique Coca and Victoria

Enrique is a well-seen man in Samaipata, and known for his helpfulness. He is 77, 2 years younger then his wife Victoria. They are living in the center of the village and are reconstructing their house to make a little shop to sell ice, gelatin and other homemade things.   Continue reading →

Reciprocity: taking care for each other

Taking care for someone contains a world of images, experiences of stories for everyone around the world. Some people have negative connotations, others positive. We have found that the meaning of taking care for each other is a very important difference between countries, especially between our country of origin, The Netherlands and the Kingdom of […] Continue reading →