Visuality and Counterhistory
One of the most important aspects that Nicholas Mirzoeff has been working in recent years is a decolonial genealogy of visuality, considering it as the core concept for visual studies
From his monograph The Right to Look: A Counterhistory of Visuality (2010), Mirzoeff argues that, beyond being a term emerged from postmodern theory, visuality refers to ways of seeing back in the Napoleonic era that subsequently were theorized as a conservative strategy towards emancipation and liberations that arose at that time. In this seminar, Mirzoeff will talk about this subject, as well as the possibility of theorizing a visuality of counterhistory.
UB, Universitat de Barcelona / Aula Magna
Facultad de Geografía e Historia
Montalegre, 6 / 4th Stage / 08001 Barcelona