Status et image de nos aînés dans la société française (“Status and image of our seniors in French society”) is the thesis project of Laura Dalex as a student in graphic design, Master 2 at the ECV Paris. From Laura’s portfolio website:
Everything starts from an obsession. Mine. The one that pushes me to take an interest in something that is commonly found in our landscapes; seniors. In a society where the feverishness of our physical exchanges eludes the digitalization of our meetings, our deans are fading away. Dead before their own death, they are gradually erased from a landscape that no longer accepts them. Their invisibility stems from the indifferent gaze of a young, dynamic and impatient society.
Through an edition fueled by the reflections of researchers and authors, and illustrated by revealing images from image banks, I wish to denounce the societal death in which we lock our elders. Supported by my personal impressions, this project is part of a momentum revealing the harmful effects of the image and negative representations of our elders.