Reception to follow presentations
Free and open to the public.
All social systems are first and foremost visual systems. Thus, processes of social transformation necessarily transpire within the visual arena. Visuality serves to introduce change -- new creative models, new political paradigms, new relational possibilities, new poetic forms -- into social contexts.
This is what makes the ability to interpret visual information and promote critical revisioning so crucial during periods of transformation.
The Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies trains students to deeply engage visual culture by refining written and oral presentation abilities, sharpening critical faculties, fostering research skills, expanding methodological options, and furthering the development of both creative and traditional modes of critical expression.
This year’s cohort presents innovative and transformative research in the field of visual studies at the program’s capstone event, the 2013 VCS Spring Symposium. In this daylong public symposium, eight graduate candidates will interrogate the politics and poetics of visual culture.
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Greer Morgan Gainer
Reconfiguring Legibility: On the Rhizome with Graphic Design
Raquel P. Nakoneczny
Sculpting Humanity in the Work of Ernesto Neto