I start to recognize a pattern here: while visual sociology tends to take end products into account, in visual studies is the ongoing process, the dialogue and interaction with the end products to be that is taken into consideration.
Originally posted on BNLR – Biographic, Narrative and Lifecourse Research Group of Sociological Association of Ireland :
Celebrating Professor Anne Byrne and her immense contribution to Narrative Inquiry and Sociology in Ireland Time:…
When we explore how things or people appear, we draw our attention towards visible aspects of cultures and societies, for instance garments, hairstyles and tattoos as well as pictorial representations of place (maps, postcards) and faith (relics, altars) and others. These visual objects can be examined from the perspective of the observable and the perspective of the observer. What do we see about a certain culture/time period by looking at advertisement? What content is prevalent in sports related ads in magazines? What can learn about the audience of those advertisements by looking at them? Why are women represented in such and such a way?
*Originally published in 2015, here. In 2005, Douglas Harper argued for an Integrative Visual Sociology, which enables an empathetic understanding of sociological questions, as opposed to a more pattern-analysis-based, macro conceptualization … Continue reading
The first issue of “El Gallinero” was launched in January 2022. This new fanzine dedicated to performing arts (in a vaste understanding of the verb to perform) is published in … Continue reading
How to visualize climate change? Although we ascribe a great degree of trust to facts and numerical data, the majority of us find extremely difficult to effectively comprenhend the operations and processes that hide behind statistics on global warming or air pollution. A recent issue of TIME magazine pushes readers to think about this from cover to cover (literally!). The featured image was created by young artist-scientist Jill Pelto, who highlights the potential ability of art (visual or otherwise) to allow “audiences to connect with science in ways that are emotionally relevant”.
Originally posted on Visual Sociology NUIG:
Minimal visual narratives are at the core of an interdisciplinary research project at the Lucerne School of Art and Design. Academics and artists were invited to…
Originally posted on The Convention for Higher Education:
This is an edited version of a statement developed, discussed and agreed at a 200-strong online meeting of academic staff and supporters…
Last December, Brighton media students, my colleagues Dr. Theodore Kolouris, Dr. Kevin Reynols and myself took a field trip to Berwick in order to visit St. Michael and All Angels … Continue reading
Originally posted on Photography and Resistance:
Autograph, friendship and memory books are part of vernacular cultures functioning as aide-memoire (Katzev: 2009: 13-5), source of companionship, support and bonding within normative…
On November 16th 2018, Prof. Nico Carpentier’s keynote “Maximalist participation as the horizon to move beyond representation” closed a successful day of presentations, questions and discussions about the future of … Continue reading
Today #IVSA2018 started in Evry with a dialogue/keynote of four visual sociologists, two from France and two from the USA. Among the themes discussed, the ethos and aims of the … Continue reading
Originally posted on Oral Testimony Works:
I am useful for society, I am equal to someone who is not infected ‘I wanted to work to sustain my family. But when…
The exhibition “She Who Tells a Story” features over 80 photographs and video installations by twelve female artists from the Arab World. The focus of the exhibition and the selection of work was highly political. It preceded this time of even more extreme racism, bigotry and misogyny in the US (and beyond). The currency of the show is undeniable as it is the urgency of revisiting it.