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Visual culture

In the field of visual culture, we take a broad interest in cultural forms of visuality and image-making, which in recent years have come to play a dominant role in globalised media culture in the form of the internet and digital media.

The fields of visual culture and art history overlap in a number of ways, and there are a number of fruitful exchanges between the two research areas, especially as regards visual anthropology, media art and international contemporary art. Our approach to visual culture is partly based on methods from the social sciences and anthropology. Our research areas include experimental and innovative activities such as PeaceWare and culture-based robot research, involving partnerships and new paradigms, action research and practice-based research.

The academic staff researching visual culture deal with such themes as globalisation, cultural exchanges, ubiquitous computing, performativity, mass culture, film and video production, comics, innovation, entrepreneurship and the knowledge society.

Researchers

NameTitlePhoneE-mail
Borggreen, Gunhild RavnAssociate professor +45 353-28228E-mail
Ekman, UlrikAssociate professor +45 353-29278E-mail
Kacunko, SlavkoProfessor +45 93 56 51 46E-mail
Michelsen, Anders IbAssociate professor +45 27 58 42 57E-mail