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Second Interdisciplinary Conference on Amateur Images
22-04-2010 / 24-04-2010


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Tourists and Nomads. Amateur Images of Migration

c) Erik Kessels, in almost every picture

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE SUBSISTING CHAOS IN THE EUROPEAN SKY, THE SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE!
HEATHER NORRIS NICHOLSON'S CONFERENCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

The film "Moving Memories" will be presented on Friday at 9.15h

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Drawing on Zygmunt Bauman's distinction between two types of deterritorialisation, lived by "tourists" (moving out of choice) or by "nomads" (migrating out of economic necessity), the conference seeks to examine how experiences of spatial displacement are being represented and communicated by self-made photographs or films.
The title is deliberately left rather open to encompass all kind of disciplinary approaches (anthropology, sociology, history, visual communication, gender studies, cultural studies etc.) and to allow for archivists and artists who deal with amateur images in the context of migration to feel equally addressed.

Organized by the University of Luxembourg, Research Unit IPSE (Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces) and the Centre national de l’audiovisuel.

The conference will be accompanied by the photography exhibition, curated by the Centre national de l’audiovisuel.