Philosophers' Café

Thick to thin to thick: Why and how do body ideals evolve over time?

Co-sponsored by the Port Moody Public Library.

From the curvy pinup girls of the 1950s, to the dangerously thin models of the 1990s, to the bodacious celebrities of today—body ideals change virtually every decade. What factors contribute to these changes and who sets these trends? How do these ideals affect our self-image and self-worth?


Mon, 28 Aug 2017 7:00 PM

Port Moody Public Library, 100 Newport Dr., Port Moody | 604-469-4575  | Map


  • Biljana Barichello
    Biljana is an SFU alumna with a Bachelor in History, a Bachelor in Education and a Post Baccalaureate diploma in Counselling and Human Development and is now working as a high-school teacher. She enjoys meeting and learning about different people and the unique perspectives and experiences that each individual brings to a conversation.

Admission: Free. Registration not required.

Duration: 90 mins

Related topic(s): Liberal Arts

About the Philosophers' Café

Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. To learn more about the Philosophers’ Café, please visit their website.

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