Image Lessons. Visual Pedagogies in Troubled Times – panel discussion with Joanne Morra (Central Saint Martins), Marquard Smith (UCL London), Bogna Burska (ASP Gdańsk), Krzysztof Pijarski (PWSFTiTV Łódź), Joanna Sokołowska (Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi), moderated by Magda Szcześniak (IKP UW).
12.12, Wednesday, 18.00, IKP, room 5
The Institue for Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Institute for Polish Culture and Widok. Foundation for Visual Culture invites you to a panel discussion on the concept and practices of visual pedagogy. During the panel we will examine different models of teaching through images and using the visual in pedagogical and political practice. How does one teach visual culture in a globalized and rapidly changing environment? Does the canon help us see or prevent us from noticing what is really important? How can images become political tools, capable of becoming platforms for identity-building and conveying complex political programs and demands? Can images become helpful in analysing crucial global challenges, many of which seem to have a distinctively un-visual character – economic crises and precarity, climate change, domination of algorithmic design?
The panel will feature theoreticians and practitioners of visual culture from a broad range of institutions, representing different disciplines and types of practices.
Bogna Burska – visual artist, Faculty Member at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk
Joanne Morra – Reader in Art History and Theory at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London; Principal Editor of Journal of Visual Culture
Krzysztof Pijarski – photographer; Assistant Professor at the Film School in Łódź; Editor of View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture
Marquard Smith – Program Leader for the MA Museums & Galleries in Education at UCL Institute of Education, London; Professor of Artistic Research at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania; Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Visual Culture
Joanna Sokołowska – Curator at the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź
Magda Szcześniak – Assistant Professor at the Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw; Leader for the MA Visual Culture; Editor of View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture
Image source: Witek Orski, Liberté, Égalité, Desolé, 2018