Fashion and the Ageing Body: An interactive: BCSWomen Event 27 Oct 2015 with Hampshire Branch

This event is free, open to all, both for BCS members and non-members for arranging refreshments, and particularly as the numbers are limited. It has been organised by Southampton Solent University, with the BCS Hampshire Branch and BCSWomen Specialist Group. The event is supported by Age Concern.
Date: Tuesday 27 October 2015

Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm start

Venue: Room HC109, on the first floor of the Herbert Collins Building, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0YN | Directions | Campus Map

Cost: Free, open to all, but booking essential both for BCS members and non-members as the numbers are limited.

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Workshop Facilitator: Alison Messenger, Southampton Solent University & Castle Ergonomics and Jennifer Anyan Southampton Solent University


The workshop will be based around making young people age years in minute, using special body suits, to reconsider fashion and how this provides opportunities for the expanding grey market

The: Media and Fashion Styling, final year students have teamed up with the BCS Hampshire Branch and Ergonomic Researcher Alison Messenger to consider the challenges of dressing, undressing and styling in an ageing body.

There will be an opportunity to try on clothes whilst wearing Ergonomic Ageing Suits and engage in discussion with specialists from both Fashion and Ergonomics, considering the challenges of dressing an ageing body. For all, this event provides the opportunity to understand fashion from a broader perspective and could lead to primary research supporting practical projects, dissertations and major project work, as well as possible changes in the fashion industry!

Alison Messenger, lecturer at Southampton Solent University & consultant of Castle Ergonomics, graduated from Birmingham University with an MSc in Work Design and Ergonomics and is now a registered Ergonomist with nearly 30 years experience in both, long term academic and short commercial research, lecturing, training and design enveloping. Her particular interests are anthropometrics and working posture.

Jennifer Anyan is, Principal lecturer and the Programme Group Leader, Media & Fashion Styling of the School of Art, Design & Fashion of Southampton Solent University.