Graphic design by  Anna Servatius

Graphic design by Anna Servatius

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 (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"

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

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"
  • 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"

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

3:30 - 4:45 Panel #3: What is a History

  • Kaja Marczewska Coventry University (London, England) "Printing it: visual education as Self-Organisation"
  • 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

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

5:30 - 6:30 Keynote speaker: Jill Casid (University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA)

Please reserve your evening to attend the opening reception for the exhibition Creating Concrete Universes. A Gloria Anzaldúa Thought Gallery

Saturday, September 15

10:00 - 10:30 Opening remarks

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

11:30 - 1:00 Lunch break

1:00 - 2:15 Panel #4: What is an Image? (Coordinated by the London College of Communication)

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

2:15 - 3:00 Panel #4 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

3:00 - 4:00 Keynote speaker: Petár Jandríc Association of Visual Pedagogies and Zagreb University of Applied Sciences (Croatia) "The Postdigital Challenge of Visual Pedagogies"

4:00 - 5:30 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.