Seeing More-Than-Human: An Association for Visual Pedagogies Symposium on New Materialist Visual Methodologies

An Association for Visual Pedagogies (AVP) event hosted by Jacoba Matapo, Sean Sturm and colleagues from the School of Critical Studies in Education at the University of Auckland.

This half-day hybrid kōrerorero addresses the role of visual methodologies in new materialist theory/practice in education and beyond. “Visualisation,” or scopic representation, is often taken to be central to Western science and its offshoots, grounding concepts such as objectivity, verification and perspective that inform much positivist and some interpretativist research. But other approaches to the visual in research are possible, many of which have been taken up by new materialist researchers: cartography (Deleuze & Guattari), diffraction (Barad), haptic vision (Puig de la Bellacasa), to name just three. In this symposium, we will explore through discussions and workshops how new materialist theorists/practitioners have exercised their visual image-ination in their research in education and beyond.

The presenters/facilitators include

  • Andrew Denton & Andrew Gibbons (AUT University)
  • Maggie Haggerty (Victoria University)
  • Jacoba Matapo (University of Auckland)
  • Rene Novak (University of Waikato)
  • Victoria O’Sullivan (University of Auckland)
  • David Rousell (RMIT University)

The event takes place on Thurs, 16 June 2022 12:00–4:00 pm NZST (time zone converter). It will be held in person in N357 at the Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland Epsom Campus (see Google Maps) and on Zoom (link).

You can register via Eventbrite (link).

More details about the symposium and discussions/workshops will follow …

Please note that

  • the symposium will be followed by the AVP Annual General Meeting from 4-6pm in person (in N357) and on Zoom (link)
  • on the morning following the symposium, 17 June from 9-11am, AVP will be holding a publishing workshop for its journal, the Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy, in person (in N357) and on Zoom (link)

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