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VRN 2019 Call for residents, visual presentations and papers

The Visual Research Network would like to announce a call for papers, mixed
media presentations and residency participants for our 2nd International
Residency Conference:


The Residency: 29th August to 3rd September in the Peak District

The Conference: 5th and 6th September 2019 at the Granada Centre for Visual
Anthropology, University of Manchester

The organizers invite theoretical, experimental, sensorial, and methodological
contributions that cover themes including, but not limited to:

- Individual expressions of perception, emotion, and identity

- Cultural representations, memories, imaginings, and visions

- Sociospatial encounters and understandings between different people and

- The politics and ethics of representation in visual research

- The dynamic power relations at play in the construction and dissemination of

Film, photography, performance, cartoons, sound, drawings, and any other
sensory materials produced through critical, creative or reflexive processes
in practice-as-research or ethnography are welcome.


The residency conference is open to social researchers with strong
audio-visual projects.

Residency: 1) participants will present audio-visual projects that are
work-in-progress; 2) participants will have concrete plans for developing
these projects during the residency; 3) participants will be ready to
collaborate with other attendees in an innovative and creative, yet
professional and technically proficient manner, to create a collective project
to be exhibited during the conference.

Conference: 1) participants will present finished work relevant to the
conference topic; 2) the presentation will be centred around a strong
audio-visual component.


Please submit your abstracts for the residency and/or conference at by
15th June 2019. For full submission details, requirements, and details of the
event, please see the attached documents.

See Call for Residents:
See Call for audiovisual presentations and papers:

Any queries can be addressed to

Do feel free to circulate.

The event is free of charge (UK/EU/International) and is funded by the
Department of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester; the Arts and
Humanities Research Councils North West Consortium Doctoral Training
Partnership; the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, University of
Manchester; Digital Humanities; and Methods@Manchester.

Unfortunately we are unable to cover the cost of return travel to Manchester.

Kind Regards,

Ally, Clara, Eugenio, Ian, Paloma, Eduard, Alex, Jess, Ben, Lana, Anna, Amber
and Stefania

The VRN team

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