Subject

Visual Cultures

2nd SEMESTER / COURSE: AUDIOVISUAL AND MULTIMEDIA

This CU promotes a discussion about the place of images in contemporary cultures and on the structuring of reality that is present in the contents and in the contexts of construction and appropriation of visual representations. We start by placing the visual element in the context of contemporary cultural productions and by discussing the specificity and the contours of visual language, in order to emphasize the role of visuality in the creation of self-representations and representations of the “other” and the importance of media in the dissemination of ideas and values that are confronted in the public sphere and give form to cultures and social identities. Finally, we look at ethnographic uses of cinema, photography and digital platforms, as instruments of research and scientific communication, discussing the informative and analytical potentialities of images and the way they depend upon words and text to express ideas and meanings in visual documents.

 

RESPONSIBLE TEACHER:

José Cavaleiro Rodrigues

TEACHER:

José Cavaleiro Rodrigues