Projektleder på MATURE-projektet, Anu Siren, besøgte professor Simon Biggs, som også er med i projektets Scientific Advisory Board, i Melbourne i februar. De to lavede et interview, hvor der blandt andet blev snakket om, hvilken kulturel tilpasning samfundet skal igennem som følge af den demografiske ændring:

Anu: It seems like we are talking about broader than just mere reforms of social policy or initiatives like age friendly society?

Simon: Yeah, I Think so. I think that when you look at the narratives that we have to explain old age, they firstly are not taken into account by contemporary national and international policy. And secondly, those policies are often imported from elsewhere so they are not concerns that arise from the human life course or from a long life but from anxieties that the politicians may have and economists may have around paying for services.

Lyt til hele interviewet her:

Interviewet tog udgangspunkt i Simons nye bog, ”Negotiating Ageing. Cultural adaptation to the prospect of a long life” som udkom i november 2017.

Man kan finde mere information om bogen på Routledges hjemmeside:
https://www.routledge.com/Negotiating-Ageing-Cultural-Adaptation-to-the-Prospect-of-a-Long-Life/Biggs/p/book/9781138947757

Eller læse en lille smagsprøve på Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Negotiating-Ageing-Cultural-Adaptation-Routledge/dp/113894775X/ref=sr_1_1_twi_har_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511309057&sr=1-1&keywords=Simon+Biggs+Negotiating+Ageing