We have had a summer pause but are delighted to return with a guest presenter Sophie Handler who will take us through an exploration of our language of ageing.
'Over-the-hill', 'Active ageing', 'getting on''¦How do we, typically, talk about ageing? From professional conversation to casual, throw-away remarks - what are the recurring turns-of-phrase that we use? And how does this language that we use, often without thought, affect the pictures that we construct around ageing?
This workshop will encourage us to explore the varied shape of this vocabulary, its different tones and moods - and encourage us to think about the kinds of creative approaches that we might develop to challenge the usual ways in which we talk about ageing.
Drawing on 'The Vocabulary Of the Ageing' an alternative dictionary project experimenting with the shape of this language, this workshop demonstrates the ordinary agency that we all have in shaping the way we think about and understand ageing - across the life course.
As always it doesn't matter if you have joined us previously or are new to these sessions. The format is informal, there will be a provocative presentation and then break out sessions in smaller groups to chew over what we have heard together.