|Work Club Sydney|
“When you don’t dress like everybody else, you don’t have to think like everybody else.”
– Iris Apfel
Once, we were all dressed by someone else. But at some point we were given the chance to discover who we might be in the world of clothes. Drawing on fashion theory, psychology, philosophy and sociology, this workshop is an opportunity to rethink our relationship to clothing and how to speak about ourselves in the language of garments.
How can we maximise the pleasure we get from dressing? Should we consider a different approach to the way we dress? How might we choose clothes that support our best selves? Whether you are bewildered by the world of clothing, want to rethink your wardrobe or are a designer or aspiring stylist, this workshop provides a unique and nurturing environment in which to explore the connection between your inner life and your outer style.
We’ll explore the emotional impact our clothes have on us, the conscious and unconscious influences on how we get dressed, the relationship between clothing and our identity and the ways we communicate and can enact social change through what we wear. We’ll leave with new insights about our sartorial choices and some practical ideas about how we’d like to dress in the future.
This event is presented by The School of Life in collaboration with Florence Guild. RSVPs are essential as attendance is limited.
Dr Nadine Cameron is a wellbeing consultant, meditation teacher, academic, writer and occasional performer. She has a particular interest in the theoretical and practical intersections of wellbeing and the body, of emotional intelligence and community, and of art and conceptual transformation. She is the former Barr Fellow in Social Inclusion at The University of Melbourne and wrote the groundbreaking book Social Work and the Body (Palgrave Macmillan) that looks at the mutual usefulness of neuroscientific and social theories on the body for social scientists.