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Second International Workshop on Visual Research
Wed 29 March 2017, 09:00 – 16:00 BST
The International Workshop on Visual Research is premised upon providing a platform for doctoral students to share ideas and practices related to a common theme. The workshop seeks to engage visually orientated doctoral students who adopt a sociological lens as well as those working sociologically and using visual methods. The purpose of the workshop is to highlight the contribution visual research can offer to PhD projects and programs.
Building upon the success of the last event in Padua, Italy this year’s workshop will discuss how visual methods, underpinned by sociological enquiry (or visa-versa) can help to investigate the politics of visibility. This may include:
- Marginal communities
- Contested spaces
- Economic, social, or cultural immobility or precarity within a specific space or time
- The power of representation.
As a timely response to ongoing worldwide political, cultural and economic upheaval this one day symposium will focus on a number of interdisciplinary approaches, which underpinned by sociological enquiry, help to us to frame and read the effect of such change upon society and its response to it.
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The opening session will host two keynote lectures. The first by Dr. Andrew Clark, a Reader in Sociology at the University of Salford, UK. Andrew is a British sociologist recognized for his contribution to the scholarly and pedagogical development of visual methodologies in research. Andrew’s work is informed by empirical research that explores the relationships between marginalization and the spatiality of social life in a range of contexts including the relationship between wellbeing, neighborhood and community.
The second keynote will be from Julia Tulke, from Rochester University, New York, USA. Julia’s work addresses symbolic cultural practice in urban space – particularly in cities undergoing political and social crises. Julia’s most recent work has focused street art not merely as a static representation of a given socio-political reality but rather a dialectic practice that changes the very social reality it inscribes by imagining possible worlds.
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University of Central Lancashire
The Media Innovation Studio (MIST) 4th floor
The Media Factory