ATTEND // Better Lives Series: Judgement and Wellbeing, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, June 12th, London

Have you been following the Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s Better Lives Series?

If you’re in London, get on board (if you haven’t already, that is…)

An excerpt from the series:

“Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this lecture series allows fashion and psychology to come together through a series of discussions to reflect on human fulfilment and ecological prosperity through the theme of judgement and wellbeing.

The series is guided through the Centre for Sustainable Fashion – a test bed for generating new ideas and knowledge with ecological thriving and human fulfilment at their core – and led by the recently appointed London College of Fashion psychologist Dr Carolyn Mair.

Dr Mair argues that in any and all voluntary behaviour, implicitly or explicitly, judgement is used to select from choices or evaluate options. Traditionally, models of judgement were based on rationality and optimality rules such as expected utility theory. However more recently research has shown that humans do not conform to these rules. It is now well understood that we are constrained by the limits of our information processing capacities and that we typically exhibit different, often poor, assessment of risk, reward and probability. This may be due to cognitive overload, physical and emotional constraints or sensory manipulation. Whatever the cause, a reciprocal relationship exists between judgement and wellbeing. They are inextricably intertwined […]” (Centre for Sustainable Fashion)

The latest lecture this week is on “Creativity and Fashion” and features Dr. Kate Fletcher, of Centre for Sustainable Fashion, and Dr. Peter Sowden, of Surrey University.

When? Wednesday, June 12th How much? Free!

Where? London College of Fashion, Rootstein Hopkins Space, 20 John Princes Street, London, UK

Click here for tickets.

 

Source: Centre for Sustainable Fashion

 

 

Mary Hanlon

Mary is the founder, editor and lead contributor at Social Alterations. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh, where she researches responsible fashion and transnational labour rights activism in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

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