Preliminary Schedule (May 2018)


5th Biennial Conference of the

International Association for Visual Culture

September 13 - 15, 2018

London College of Communication / University of the Arts London


Thursday, September 13, 2018

4 - 4:30 Introductory remarks by conference co-organizers Sara Blaylock and Marija Katalinic

4:30 - 5:30 Keynote Speaker: Griselda Pollock (University of Leeds, England)

5:30 - 6:30 Roundtable with London Arts Organizations represented by Teresa Cisneros The Showroom, Emily Pringle Tate, and Sofia Victorino Whitechapel Gallery

6:30 - 8:00 Opening reception hosted at LCC by the Journal of Visual Culture

Friday, September 14, 2018

9:30 - 10:00 Opening remarks

10:00 - 11:15 Panel #1: On (Higher) Education

  • Helen Potkin Kingston School of Art (Kingston, Ontario) "Co-Creating the Curriculum"
  • Leena Riethmuller University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) "Studying choice in institutional art spaces through practice-led queer institutional critique"
  • Jorella Andrews Goldsmiths, University of London (London, England) "Description and/as the cultivation of care"
  • Andrea Pruchova Charles University; Czech National Film Archive; Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (Prague, Czech Republic) "Who is Allowed to See? With-in-out Academia: Strategy of Teaching Visual Literacy Across Institutions"

11:15 - 12:00 Panel #1 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • Nicole Brown University of College London, Institute of Education (London, England) "The self in the classroom: the visual and material in teacher education"
  • Jordan Reznick University of California, Santa Cruz (USA) "My Students are Revolting: Teaching Visual Studies in Times of Political Crisis"
  • Allison Lange Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston, USA) "Teaching Visual Culture with Digital Timelines"

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch break

1:00 - 2:30 Panel #2: Radical Pedagogies for the Contemporary

  • Rachel Nelson Institute of Arts and Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz (USA) "Teaching Race and Mass Incarceration in the U.S. through Contemporary Art: A Case Study in Visual Pedagogies"
  • Ya'ara Gil-Glazer Tel-Hai Academic College (Qiryat Shemona, Israel) "Activist Photographic Pedagogy: The Photo League and ActiveVision"
  • Silvia Franceschini Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy) "Th edagog h mage. Educatio n ovin mage h ork delit usni-Bey, manue lmborg an ri audlaire"
  • Ana Valéria de Figueiredo da Costa, Tatiane da Silva Monteiro, and Isabel Almeida Carneiro State University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) "Center Line: The Visual as a Tool for Teaching"
  • Lewis Bush London College of Communication / University of the Arts (England) "Good Photojournalism’: Educating Ethical Image Makers"

2:30 - 3:15 Panel #2 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • Dipti Desai and Jessica Hamelin New York University (USA), "Moving from Racialized Vision to Decolonized Vision: Interrogating the Teaching and Learning of Visual Art"
  • María del Socorro Gutiérrez Magallanes Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico), Nina Hoechtl (Independent scholar), and Rian Lozano Institute of Aesthetic Research / National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico) "Con los Ojos y la Lengua en la Mano: Engaging with Gloria Anzeldua's Drawings"

3:15 - 5:00 Panel #3: What is a History

  • Elaine Ayers Princeton University (New Jersey, USA) “Nature on Paper: Visualizing the Tropics in the Nineteenth Century Herbarium”
  • Kaja Marczewska University of Westminster (London, England) "Printing it: visual education as Self-Organisation"
  • Sara Dominici University of Westminster (London, England) "The Camera as Technological Object: Teaching Photography without Photographs"
  • Tiffany Fairey University of the Arts / PhotoVoice (London, England) "Legacies of Visual Activism: The Story of TAFOS, its images and citizen photographers"

5:00 - 5:45 Panel #3 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • Laura Malacart Visual Artist (né Italy, based in London, England) The Little Book of Answers: Dancing the Answers of the Citizenship Test"
  • Amanda Holiday Film artist and poet (né Sierra Leone, based in London, England) "The Art Poems: A Creative Presentation"

5:45 - 6:45 Keynote speaker: Jill Casid (University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA)

Saturday, September 15

10:00 - 10:30 Opening remarks

10:30 - 11:30 Keynote speaker: Inés Dussel (Cinvestav, Mexico City, Mexico)

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch break

12:30 - 1:45 Panel #4: What is an Image? (Coordinated by the London College of Communications)

  • Jennifer Good "Critical Paralysis: Photographing the Other"
  • Nela Milic "Mapping as Reading Spaces"
  • Janine Francois "Sustainable Fashion"
  • Susannah Haslam "Writing as Practice"

1:45 - 2:30 Panel #4 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • Graham Barton University of the Arts London (England) and David Bracegirdle Central Saint Martin's (London, England) "Exploring visual pedagogies through ‘Sonic-Object Based Learning’"
  • Ilga Leimanis London-based artist (England) "Visualising through Drawing"

2:30 - 3:30 Keynote speaker: Petár Jandríc Association of Visual Pedagogies and Zagreb University of Applied Sciences (Croatia)

3:30 - 5:00 Closing roundtable with Tina Campt Barnard College (New York City, USA), Amanda du Preez University of Pretoria (South Africa), Marquard Smith Institute of Education / University College London (London, England), and others.



2016 / THE SOCIAL / BOSTON (convened by Lanfranco Aceti)
2014 / VISUAL ACTIVISM / SAN FRANCISCO (convened by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jennifer González, and Dominic Willsdon with support from the SFMOMA)
2012 / NOW! Visual Culture / NEW YORK (convened by Nicholas Mirzoeff)                                                   2010 / Inaugural meeting / LONDON


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