As part of LCF’s initiative to use the discipline of fashion to drive change, build a sustainable future and improve the way we live, the 2014 Better Lives Lecture series will focus on ‘Looking Ahead …isms in Fashion’. This year, as last, Dr Carolyn Mair, a Chartered Psychologist and Reader in Psychology and MA course leader at LCF, has curated the series with the aim of uncovering the intertwined relationships between psychology, fashion and well-being. Following each of the lectures, Dr Carolyn Mair will lead an audience discussion to increase awareness and understanding of important reciprocal roles of psychology and fashion.
Ageism in Fashion
6-8pm 10th February 2014
Featuring talks from Professor Paul Matts, Research Fellow, Procter & Gamble and Dr Ros Jennings, Reader in Cultural studies and Director of the Centre for Women, Ageing and Media, University of Gloucestershire.
Racism in Fashion
6-8pm 24th February 2014
Featuring Jody Furlong, Director of The Eye Casting Company and The Eye Models.
Ablism in Fashion
6-8pm 10th March 2014
Featuring paralympian Stef Reid, model Kelly Knox and actor Michael Shamash discuss ablism in fashion.
Chaired by Dr Phil Sams, Honorary Doctor at LCF and Visiting Professor at Northumbria University. Panellists will discuss psychological aspects of …isms in fashion and how these impact well-being.
- Read more about the Better Lives initiative at LCF
- Image by Zoe Sterling, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Surface Textiles, 2013