Conference 2010


February, 2010, University of Westminster, London

The first international conference entitled Visual Culture Studies in Europe, hosted by the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture, was a huge success. One of the achievements of the conference was the establishment of the Visual Culture in Europe Network. In addition, a stella cast of leading academics, curators, and editors from Austria, Spain, Croatia, Norway, Belarus, Italy, England, and France came together to discuss the study of visual culture within the context of European universities, art colleagues, and cultural institutions. The audience, a talkative mix of staff and students from Westminster as well as welcome guests from elsewhere in London, Brighton, and as far away as Lithuania, had a day to remember.

Joaquin Barriendos / University of Barcelona, Spain
Iain Chambers / University of Naples, Italy
Anna Maria Guasch / University of Barcelona, Spain
Oliver Grau / Danube University Krems, Austria
Joanne Morra / Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, England
Almira Ousmanova / European Humanities University Belarus/Lithuania
Kresimir Purgar / Center for Visual Studies Zagreb, Croatia
Vivian Rehberg / Parsons The New School for Design, Paris, France
Marquard Smith / University of Westminster, England
Oyvind Vagnes / University of Bergen, Norway
Nina Lager Vestberg / Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim

Center for Visual Studies
Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture