VU University Amsterdam
Course Coordinator: dr. S. Lutticken
Open to: RMa Students, please register via link below
More information: https://studiegids.vu.nl/EN/courses/2022-2023/L_KAMPVAM003#/
Participants in this course will:
1) analyse and compare relevant theories of the image in art history,
media studies, design studies and the history of architecture.
2) actively apply theories to selected case studies.
3) examine the historicity of theories of the image and the potential
contemporary relevance of older writings.
4) reflect on the wider social and cultural relevance of various
conceptualizations of the image and visibility.
This course examines different conceptualizations of the image in the
context of historical transformations of the arts. Each iteration places
different accents, depending on the current theoretical debates and
cultural developments, as filtered through the teacher’s research
This edition is subtitled “Images of Abstraction,” dealing with the
limits of representation when facing capitalism, colonialism or climate
change, as well as critical aesthetic strategies that seek to visualize