Second International Workshop on Visual Methods for Doctoral Students – Free Event
29 March 2017, University of Central Lancashire , 4F, The Media Factory, Preston, UK
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. 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, and the dynamics of representation or economic, social, or cultural immobility or precarity within a specific space, based on any number of issues. 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.
The opening session will host two keynote lectures. The first by Dr Andrew Clark, a Reader in sociology at the University of Salford. Clark is a British sociologist recognised for his contribution to the scholarly and pedagogical development of visual methodologies in research. His work is informed by empirical research that explores the relationships between marginalisation and the spatiality of social life in a range of contexts including the relationship between well-being, neighbourhood and community.
The second keynote will be from Julia Tulke, from Rochester University, New York, USA. Tulke’s work addresses symbolic cultural practice in urban space, particularly in cities undergoing political and social crises. Tulke’s most recent work has focused on street art not merely as a static representation of a given socio-political reality but rather as a dialectic practice that changes the very social reality it inscribes by imagining possible worlds.
In addition the afternoon session will provide a platform for four current PhD students to discuss their work in relation to the theme as well as a grant for an ISA WG03 PhD student to attend. Look for updates on their website.
For information please email Gary Bratchford: firstname.lastname@example.org From the International Sociological Association Visual Sociology Working Group
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