History of Art and Architecture

Fall 2014 Graduate Symposium


Friday, October 3, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, October 5, 2014 (All day)

"Debating Visual Knowledge," a symposium organized by graduate students in Information Science and History of Art and Architecture will take place on October 3-5, 2014. Visual knowledge and visual literacy have become pressing concerns across a variety of academic disciplines and areas of creative production. These concerns are shaped by the fluid definitions of “visual knowledge” and the multiple ways in which it manifests. Many forms of visual knowledge have capabilities that are not shared by language. This knowledge is produced, mediated, and distributed by a number of different objects, tools, media, and technologies. This symposium seeks to broaden understandings of intellectual and creative work by interrogating the theorization, production, use, and historicization of visual knowledge. We envision the event as an exploratory lab, comprising scholarly and creative projects that engage with these questions. See the call for participants for more information.