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
All events held in Lecture Theatre B.
4:00 - 4:30 Introductory remarks by conference co-organizers Sara Blaylock and Marija Katalinic
5:30 - 6:30 Roundtable with London Arts Organizations represented by Teresa Cisneros agency for agency, 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
9:00 - 9:30 Coffee and remarks (T304)
9:30 - 11:00 Panel #1: On (Higher) Education (T304)
Helen Potkin Kingston School of Art (London, England) "Co-Creating the Curriculum"
Leen Rieth 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"
11:00 - 11:45 Panel #1 BREAKOUT SESSIONS
(T301) Nicole Brown University College London, Institute of Education (London, England) "The self in the classroom: the visual and material in teacher education"
(T303) Jordan Reznick University of California, Santa Cruz (USA) "My Students are Revolting: Teaching Visual Studies in Times of Political Crisis" (Recommended reading: Nicholas Mirzoeff, “The Right to Look," Critical Inquiry, Vol 37, No 3, Spring 2011, 473-496.)
(T304) Allison K. Lange Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston, USA) "Teaching Visual Culture with Digital Timelines" (We recommend that you visit https://timeline.knightlab.com/ in advance of the session.)
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch break
12:45 - 2:15 Panel #2: Radical Pedagogies for Today (T304)
Ya'ara Gil-Glazer Tel-Hai Academic College (Qiryat Shemona, Israel) "Activist Photographic Pedagogy: The Photo League and ActiveVision"
Ana Valéria de Figueiredo da Costa, Tatiane da Silva Monteiro, and Isabel Almeida Carneiro State University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) "Constructing visions: the use of tactile boards in Visual Arts teaching for the blind"
Lewis Bush London College of Communication, University of the Arts (England) "Good Photojournalism’: Educating Ethical Image Makers"
2:15 - 3:00 Panel #2 BREAKOUT SESSIONS
(T303) Dipti Desai and Jessica Hamlin New York University (USA), "Moving from Racialized Vision to Decolonized Vision: Interrogating the Teaching and Learning of Visual Art"
(T304) Nina Hoechtl (Independent scholar) and Rían 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" (Nina and Rían ask that attendees bring a small object, like an image, text, etc., that they relate to gender, race/ethnicity, class, borders, and their intersections. Recommended reading: Claire Joysmith, "Gloria Anzaldúa. Bridges and Wounds", in VOICES of Mexico 74, CISAN UNAM, January-March 2006 and Cassie Premo Steele, "'Una Herida Abierta': The Border as Wound in Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera", We Heal From Memory: Sexton, Lorde, Anzaldúa, and the poetry of witness. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York: Palgrave, 2000 )
3:00 - 3:30 Coffee break (T304)
3:30 - 4:45 Panel #3: What is a History (T304)
Sara Dominici University of Westminster (London, England) "The Camera as Techno-Cultural Object: Teaching Photography without Photographs"
Tiffany Fairey PARC / London College of Communication / University of the Arts (London, England) "Legacies of Visual Activism: The Story of TAFOS, its images and citizen photographers"
4:45 - 5:30 Panel #3 BREAKOUT SESSIONS
(T303) Laura Malacart Visual Artist (née Italy, based in London, England) The Little Book of Answers: Dancing the Answers of the Citizenship Test." Prior to the session please view: The project launch at Tate Modern (2015) https://vimeo.com/143974949; 2018 conference contribution https://vimeo.com/276710188; The Citizand (2016) https://vimeo.com/151451397 .
(T304) Amanda Holiday Film artist and poet (née Sierra Leone, based in London, England) "The Art Poems: A Creative Presentation" Attendees are encouraged to consider this work of art (Collaborative Fiction by Mark Lang) in advance of this talk.
5:45 - 6:45 Keynote speaker: Jill H. Casid (University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA) "Doing Things with Being Undone" (Lecture Theatre A)
7:00 - 9:00 Opening reception for the exhibition Creating Concrete Universes. A Gloria Anzaldúa Thought Gallery. Curated by Nina Hoechtl and Rían Lozano. Presented by the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Location: Special Collections and Archives, groundfloor, Rutherford Building (8 Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW).
Saturday, September 15
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee and opening remarks (Lecture Theatre A)
10:30 - 11:30 Keynote speaker: Petár Jandríc Association of Visual Pedagogies and Zagreb University of Applied Sciences (Croatia) "The Postdigital Challenge of Visual Pedagogies" (Lecture Theatre A)
11:30 - 1:00 Panel #4: What is an Image? (Coordinated by the London College of Communication) (Lecture Theatre A)
Jennifer Good "Critical Paralysis: Photographing the Other"
Nela Milic "Mapping as Reading Spaces"
Janine Francois "Sustainable Fashion"
Susannah Haslam "Writing as Practice"
1:00 - 2:30 Lunch break & IAVC board meeting
2:30 - 3:15 Panel #4 BREAKOUT SESSIONS
(T303) Graham Barton and David Bracegirdle University of the Arts London (England) "Exploring visual pedagogies through ‘Sonic-Object Based Learning’" (FYI! Space is limited to 10-15 people for this session.)
(T304) Ilga Leimanis London-based artist (England) "Visualising through Drawing"
3:15 - 4:45 Closing roundtable with Tina Campt Barnard College (New York City, USA), Amanda du Preez University of Pretoria (South Africa), and Marquard Smith Institute of Education / University College London (London, England). (Lecture Theatre A)