Summer University 2019. Fields of Vision: Memory, Identity, and Images of the Past

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Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:00am
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Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:00am to Friday, July 5, 2019 - 6:00pm

This summer program at Central European University (Budapest) brings together outstanding international faculty and focuses on the construction of memory and identity narratives through images. Its seminars and workshops are designed to complement each other while developing participants’ abilities to analyze and communicate with and through images. The course explores narrative constructions of personal and collective identities and representations of the past (particularly the traumatic events of the twentieth century) by addressing works made in various media – modern art, documentary and fiction film, photography, TV broadcasts, AR and web-based projects.

The program combines theoretical and methodological seminars and workshops on various media with presentations of participants' own projects. During the summer program the participants also discuss dilemmas brought by participatory media, new practices of curating, and interactive media production. The intensive program targets advanced graduate students and junior faculty who seek to acquire new interpretative skills in a creative interdisciplinary environment. The participants are expected to apply the new knowledge in their own future work including developing new collaborative research projects, planning new courses, and starting creative artistic projects dealing with historical materials.

Course Faculty:
Aniko Imre (School of Cinematic Arts, USC)
Peter Kerekes (Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava, Slovakia)
Vlad Naumescu (Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, CEU)
Michael Renov (School of Cinematic Arts, USC)
Oksana Sarkisova (Blinken OSA, CEU)
Nadine Siegert (Iwalewa-Haus, Africa-Center of the University of Bayreuth)
William Uricchio (Open Documentary Lab, MIT)

Course Dates: June 27-July 5
Extended Application deadline: March 1