FaceAge Installation Serves as the Anchor Event for Diversity and Inclusion Programs

FaceAge Installation Serves as the Anchor Event for Diversity and Inclusion Programs

On Oct. 13 - 26, CHHS hosted a series of events that focused on furthering a collective understanding of issues related to diversity and inclusion. 

The main event was the FaceAge film, an award-winning video program in which young adults (18-22) and aging individuals (65+) reflect on life while studying and describing one another’s faces.  

The FaceAge installation was an immersive three video screen experience that revealed a multi-dimensional view of aging. FaceAge is meant to challenge perceptions, foster introspection, and build acceptance, awareness and cross-generational connections.

FaceAge was filmed in Wilmington, and CHHS was the inaugural stop on a national tour. To learn more about FaceAge, click here.

The FaceAge installation was on display from October 13 – 26 on the second-floor lobby of McNeill Hall.

The series was sponsored by UNCW, Penn State University, Barnes and Noble Education and the Frank Harr Foundation. UNCW units that supported the programming include the College of Health and Human Services: the Globalization, Culture and Diversity Committee, the Gerontology Program in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, the School of Social Work; the College of Arts and Sciences: the Department of Film Studies and the Department of Sociology and Criminology; the Office of Online and Distance Education, the Office of the Arts and the Office of Community Engagement.  

All events were free and open to the public.