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Public exhibition | Riding against the Silver Tsunami: What does it mean to 'age'?


A public exhibition in Glenorchy challenging negative stereotypes around ageing

Start Date

20th Oct 2017 10:00am

End Date

31st Oct 2017 5:00pm


Glenorchy LINC, 4 Terry St, Glenorchy

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Australia’s ageing population has often been negatively framed in biomedical, psychological, media, political and economic commentary as a ‘silver tsunami’. This negatively impacts on the way ageing is socially understood and potentially experienced.

In this public exhibition to mark Seniors Week, Dr Peta Cook, an affiliate researcher with the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of Tasmania, challenges such ageist discourses by drawing on the realities of older people’s lives to explore the opportunities and benefits of ageing.

The exhibition is on display in the Glenorchy LINC from October 13 to October 31.

Peta Cook at her exhibition in the Glenorchy LINC

Dr Peta Cook is a Senior Lecturer of Sociology at the University of Tasmania. Her research has been concerned with how people make sense of and experience their world. She has presented her research to national and international audiences, including the World Health Organisation (Geneva, Switzerland).

This is a free event presented by the Institute for the Study of Social Change. All welcome.