As communicative landscapes are increasingly driven by the visual, there is a demand to put ‘the image’ at the center of research practices and educational methodologies. In turn, there is a call for a focus on new approaches to making sense of location, use, and analysis of the image in pedagogical contexts. The 2020 special focus attempts to provoke thinking through the image by: encounters – the personal, social and inter-connectedness of experience to the viewer; place – the where and how of transmission, situatedness and reception; ecologies – appearing within the image, systems, cultures, and context; design – the nature of action in experience and interpretation, from the historical, contemporary, to imaging future worlds. What creative ecologies can be re-imagined in the shared practices of image makers and educators that leads to the development of critical thinking to transform visual experience?
Vaughan Dai Rees, Associate Dean, International & Engagement, Faculty of Art & Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Arianne Jennifer Rourke, Associate Professor, Faculty of Art & Design; Deputy Director and Fellow, Scientia Education Academy (SEA), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Kim Snepvangers, Associate Professor, Faculty of Art & Design; Fellow, Scientia Education Academy (SEA), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Cátia Rijo, Research Network Chair; Founder, DesignLab4U; and Assistant Professor, Education School of Lisbon, Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Javier Antón, Academic Responsible for International Relations and the Director of Exhibitions, School of Architecture and Design, University of Navarra, Spain
Kim Beil, Associate Director, ITALIC, Stanford University, Stanford, United States
Rhana Devenport, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Marie Sierra, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Art and Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards re given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2020 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.
The 2020 International Conference on The Image Pop-Up Exhibition features artists whose work addresses the special focus — Visual Pedagogies: Encounters, Place, Ecologies, and Design.
Chroma, Journey to Blue
Ana Sedeño Valdellos, University of Malaga, Spain
Lisa Winstanley, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Remie Cibis, RMIT University, Australia
David Cubby, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Haykal Al Noor (Luminous Bodies)
Narjis Mirza, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Image as a resource, pop-up as a decode
Sareh Abooali, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Jóse Iranzo, University of Malaga, Spain
Limen: A Nonstandard Edition
Mike Miller, University of Illinois Springfield, United States
Brian Gillis, University of Oregon, United States
Ralph Kenke, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Exhibition Curated by Tamsyn Gilbert, PhD
On The Image Research Network is grateful for the foundational contributions, ongoing support, and continued service of the following world-class scholars and practitioners:
Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. View the posters below.
Virtual Presentations are grouped by general themes. Each presenter's formal, written paper will be available to participants if accepted to the journal.