Welcome to the Look at Me! Project
The Look at Me! Images of Women & Ageing Project aims to transform the way society views older women.
This is a unique project which will challenge the current perceptions of older women in our society. The Second World Assembly on Ageing in 2002 recognised a need to challenge stereotyped images of ageing, particularly in relation to older women. The use of visual methods as a means of allowing older women to tell us their experiences of ageing is one way of doing this but, to date, `ordinary´ older women have not had the opportunity to either comment on, or create, their own images of ageing. This project aims to do precisely that.
We have invited older women in Sheffield to join our creative workshops exploring images of ageing. The women were given the opportunity to create their own images of the ageing process, which we are proposing to exhibit at public venues in and around Sheffield in March 2011 to mark the centenary of International Women’s Day.
The project has received coverage in The Yorkshire Post; The Times Higher Educational Supplement; The Sheffield Telegraph; The Sheffield Star and The Sheffield Star (1); Arts Professional; Working Women; Geripal and has featured on BBC Radio Sheffield, and Communities Live, Sheffield.’ View our press releases announcing the launch of the project and the launch of the exhibition.
The New Dynamics of Ageing Programme is a seven year multidisciplinary research initiative with the ultimate aim of improving quality of life of older people. The programme is a unique collaboration between five UK Research Councils - ESRC, EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC and AHRC - and is the largest and most ambitious research programme on ageing ever mounted in the UK.
Too Old and Ugly to be Useful
EVENT NEWS! The British Academy are hosting a debate entitled, Too Old and Ugly to be Useful? Challenging Negative Representations of Older People. Lorna Warren from the Look at Me! project will be taking part in the debate as one of the speakers. This is another exciting opportunity to share findings from the project and to spread the word about the images that participants in the project created. The event will take place at The University of Sheffield Students' Union, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TG on Tuesday 25 March 2014 at 6pm. For further details and to book your free place visit: http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2014/ Too_Old_and_Ugly_to_be_Useful.cfm ...» read more
International Women's Day in Barnsley
EVENT NEWS! Lorna Warren from the Look at Me! project is thrilled to be invited to speak at an International Women's Day event in Barnsley. Lorna will be drawing on work from the Look at Me! project to discuss images of women and ageing in popular culture. To celebrate International Women's Day this event will be held at the Town Hall in Barnsley on 8th March 2014. Tickets are just £2.50 and are avilable from Experience Barnsley Museum on: 01226 772500...» read more