Speaker Abstracts: 2nd International Workshop on Visual Research for Doctoral Students

29th March 2017
University of Central Lancashire.
The Media Innovation Studio (MIST) 4th floor, The Media Factory,
Kirkham St, Preston, Lancashire (UK)

  • Andrew Clark (School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences, University of Salford)

The allure of the visual: possibilities, promises and spectres
Those working with the visual can no longer claim our approaches are new, if indeed we ever could. The proliferation in extent and scope of efforts to visually document, analyse, and perhaps ultimate change, the social world mean that visual approaches have become somewhat mainstream in researchers’ methodological armouries. (read more…)


  • Julia Tulke (Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester, NY)

Street Art in Athens: The Aesthetics of Crisis and the Political Imagination
In contemporary Athens, emerging from an urban landscape deeply transformed by crisis and austerity, the cultural practice of street art has gained enormous significance as a self-authorized medium of public expression. (read more…)


  • Sanne Weber (University of Coventry)

Listening’ to women’s post-conflict needs and experiences through the visual
This paper discusses how visual research can be used as a tool for making conflict survivors’ gendered everyday needs visible, facilitating them to mobilise to achieve their imag(in)ed post-conflict gender equality. (read more…)


  • Ronen Eidelman (Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, Haifa)

Community Surveillance in the Public Sphere
Communities who initiate the installment of surveillance systems in their community have no control these systems they have asked for. They desire the security it promises to provide; yet, they lose their privacy rights. (read more…)


  • Mor Cohen (MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University)

Contemporary Art Collectives in Israel
In the last two decades, there has been a wide emergence of art collectives in Israel. They often work in mixed cities, such as Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, which are inhabited by Israeli-Jews from different ethnic and religious backgrounds, as well as Israeli-Palestinians, migrant workers and asylum-seekers. (read more…)


  • Dennis Zuev via Skype (ISCTE, Lisbon) and Gary Bratchford (UCLan)

 Seeing Like a Drone
One of the important aspects of modern life is not only how we observe and make record of the visible and note the invisible, but also how our presence and movements are being observed by the agents of power in the city, from the sky and at the borders. (read more…)