The Ageing Futures Institute, UNSW and The Big Anxiety present a half-day program of thought-provoking and iconoclastic events representing different views on ageing and what it is to ‘be old’, while challenging the stigma of ageing.
The program begins with a viewing of a pioneering artwork The Visit featuring ‘Viv’ a character created from interviews with women living with dementia.
The RAZZ celebrates how “Old age should burn and rave at close of day” (Dylan Thomas) with a panel discussion embracing the diversity of ageing. Caroline Baum, writer, journalist, former broadcaster, curator, photographer and host of the COTA 2019 Policy forum on ageism and relationships, will moderate the discussion.
The program will screen the award-winning film, Becoming Colleen - a story of transgender experience and affirming that it is never too late to become who we feel we really are – followed by a Q&A with Journalist and academic Monica Attard and director, Ian Thomson.