44 Club: "SEXY: The Psychology of the Objectified Woman" - Caryn Franklin MBE

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The IPA are excited to be joined by Caryn Franklin MBE for the next 44 Club event.

SEXY: The Psychology of the Objectified Woman - Caryn Franklin MBE

Drawing upon a career in fashion spanning nearly 40 years and using psychology research into Selfhood. Professor Caryn Franklin MBE MSc (Psyche) will deliver a provocative and challenging talk targeting imagery as a powerful, often dysfunctional influencer of gender behaviour where the appearance of femininity, normalised across a variety of presentations: passive and perfected; pouty and posturing; underdressed or physically incomplete as body parts, sets the standard for both male and female audiences.

Franklin positions herself as a Disruptive Fashion Lover and a seeker of clarity.

Tickets cost £75 for members (£150 for non-members) and are non-refundable from two weeks prior to the event. Guest name changes will be permitted. 

Central London venue soon to be confirmed. 

Caryn Franklin MBE

A former fashion editor and co-editor of i-D Magazine and prime-time BBC TV presenter, Caryn Franklin MBE is a multi-platform broadcaster, fashion and identity commentator and activist. In nearly four decades of practice Caryn has explored the politics of image and self-esteem through commercial, educational and activist positions. Projects have involved international design names and everyday users of fashion as well as refugees in battle zones, workers in free-trade-zone slums, mental health and body image experts, MP's and Government. She has written for numerous magazines, newspapers and websites, produced 4 books, authored many TV shows and documentaries on fashion as well as co-created groundbreaking campaigns such Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and the multi award winning All Walks Beyond the Catwalk. Caryn has an MSc in applied psychology, and is a visiting lecturer and research fellow as well as Professor of Diversity at Kingston School of Art.