Images of the Other: Istanbul, Vienna, Venice

Learning about cities through images

By THE CORNUCOPIA BLOG | August 15, 2014


Eagerly awaiting this conference in the splendid old Austro-Hungarian embassy in Yeniköy, on the European shore of the Bosphorus (September 2–4). A suitable venue for scholars, architects, photographers, writers, artists and filmmakers to examine perceptions of the three cities through music, film, photography, poetry, video games, popular song, the media and writing.

Curated and directed by Veronika Bernard of Innsbruck University and the photographer Serhan Oksay, the conference is hosted by the Austrian Cultural Forum and part of a larger interdisciplinary project focusing on cultural encounters, poverty and migration.

The programme includes such broad themes as ‘The Relativity of a Myth’, ‘The City’s Representations in the Arts, Media and Literature’, ‘Istanbul and Vienna – Representation in-between the Self and the Other’, ‘Vienna – A Myth and its Destruction’. The list of local and international speakers looks impressive.

To register, email images-1@gmx.at. The conference will be conducted in English.

Four publications by Veronika Bernard are available from the Images Project for €29.90 each: Film as Spaces of Cultural Encounter (2011), Images of the Poor (2012), Images of the City (2013) and Images of the City: Album. To order, please email Veronika.Bernard@uibk.ac.at.

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