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2015 FVA Conference: Making Space

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The Visual Anthropology Society at Temple (VAST) is pleased to announce the 2015 Futures of Visual Anthropology Conference theme: Making Space.

This interdisciplinary conference explores how the production and experience of space(s) relate to social institutions, the environment, civil liberties, media, infrastructure, and health outcomes. We are particularly interested in submissions that engage theories and examples of social justice, resistance, inequality, governance, and access to resources.

We encourage innovative approaches to visual ethnography, digital and new media research, and experimental methods. Projects may involve explorations beyond the visual medium, such as sensory ethnography, embodiment studies, spatial analyses, installations, and soundscapes. Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes in length. We welcome submissions from established scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates as well as community organizers and professionals in a broad range of fields.

The 2015 FVA Film Festival will present awards for the best student-produced super-short (less than 5 minutes), short (5-40 minutes), and feature-length films.

The deadline for submissions is February 2, 2015.

Click here for the submission form.

2015 FVA Conference: Making Space

FVA2015_FrontandBack

The Visual Anthropology Society at Temple (VAST) is pleased to announce the 2015 Futures of Visual Anthropology Conference theme: Making Space.

This interdisciplinary conference explores how the production and experience of space(s) relate to social institutions, the environment, civil liberties, media, infrastructure, and health outcomes. We are particularly interested in submissions that engage theories and examples of social justice, resistance, inequality, governance, and access to resources.

We encourage innovative approaches to visual ethnography, digital and new media research, and experimental methods. Projects may involve explorations beyond the visual medium, such as sensory ethnography, embodiment studies, spatial analyses, installations, and soundscapes. Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes in length. We welcome submissions from established scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates as well as community organizers and professionals in a broad range of fields.

The 2015 FVA Film Festival will present awards for the best student-produced super-short (less than 5 minutes), short (5-40 minutes), and feature-length films.

The deadline for submissions is February 9, 2015.

Click here for the submission form.

The FVA Starts Tomorrow!

Tomorrow kicks off the 2014 Futures of Visual Anthropology Conference at Temple University. We have a full two days of panels, installations, roundtables, and workshops that we hope will advance a collective discussion on collaboration, innovation, and public engagement within visual scholarship.

On Friday, we are proud to host a keynote presentation from Krista Harper, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and recent co-author of Participatory Visual and Digital Methods. Her talk titled, “Studying and Transforming Urban Environments through Participatory Visual and Digital Research,” will explore how visual and digital research methods, such as PhotoVoice and participatory mapping, provide new ways for anthropologists to forge knowledge about urban environments. 2:00pm Weigley Room (Gladfelter 914)

Join us after the keynote presentation on Friday for our culminating event–a tour of PhillyCAM, Philadelphia’s public access television network and community media center. Come learn more about PhillyCAM’s work with local communities and the fight for public access programming! Food and drinks to follow. 4:30pm at 699 Ranstead.

Learn more about PhillyCAM and public access in Philadelphia here.

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