The pre-conference (Oct 31) will be held at:

Red Building, Room A14USI Università della Svizzera italiana, Via G. Buffi 13, Lugano, Switzerland.

The Lugano Campus map: https://www.desk.usi.ch/en/lugano-campus-map-access-facilities

The conference panel and business meeting (Nov 1) will be held at:

Liceo 1 Room 8, Liceo Cantonale Lugano 1 (Liceo 1), Viale Carlo Cattaneo 4, Lugano, Switzerland.



The future of visual culture: what we see and what we no longer (or not yet) see.

Chair: Paolo SH Favero, Univ. of Antwerp

9.15 Welcome and Introduction, Paolo Favero

9.30 Illuminating Ephemeral Places
Geska Helena Brecevic & Karin Becker

10.00 International students: a crisis of representation? A discourse theoretical analysis of diversity representation in swiss higher education institutions
Gian-Louis Hernandez, USI Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland.

10.30–11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 Instagram photography as embodied practice: performances and gazes
Cecilia Cassinger, Åsa Thelander, Lund University, Department of Strategic Communication, Helsingborg, Sweden.

11.30 The viral G-7 photograph: analyzing reactions to visual political communication on Twitter
Petra Bernhardt, University of Vienna, Department of Political Science, Vienna, Austria.

12.00 Photo Agencies as Tech-Companies – from Representation to Artificial Intelligence
Evelyn Runge, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

12.30–13.45 Lunch

Afternoon session:

13.45–14.15 Discussion: Contributions of artistic research to visual studies

Facilitators: Geska Helena Brecevic & Karin Becker

14.15.–15.30 ROUNDTABLE: The Future(s) of visual culture
Catharina Alves Costa, Univ. Nova, Lisboa
Patricia Prieto Blanco, University of Brighton
Paolo SH Favero, Univ. of Antwerp
Gian Hernandez, Università della Svizzera Italiana
Cecilia Cassinger & Åsa Thelander, Lund University
Edgar Gomez Cruz, UNSW
Katharina Lobinger, Università della Svizzera italiana, USI

15.30–16.00 Coffee

16.00–16.45 Conclusions and next steps

18.00 Opening Session of EEC 2018

November 1

Panel on Mobile In/visibilities at ECREA conference

11:00 – 12:30, LICEO 1 Room 8

Asko Lehmuskallio, Finland

Dreams of ubiquitous camera use: Attachment suggestions in early Kodak advertisements
Asko Lehmuskallio, University of Tampere.

Pictures and questions of right and wrong. A trilingual qualitative content analysis of norms in Swiss and German news media coverage about visual communication practices
Rebecca Venema, USI – Università della Svizzera italiana, ITC – Institute of Communication technologies, Lugano, Switzerland.

“Moving images” – image types of public mourning after disasters and terror attacks
Anke Offerhaus, University of Bremen, Center for Media, Communication and Information Research, Bremen.

Tasting video: Facebook videos as perceptual sensorimotor experiences
Hadas Schlussel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Communication and Journalism, Jerusalem, Israel.


ECREA TWG Visual Cultures Business Meeting

13:30 – 14:30, LICEO 1 Room 8

Chairs: Asko Lehmuskallio, Edgar Gómez Cruz