Symposium: Photography at the Margins. Minor Histories of Lens-based media in European peripheries


A collaboration between Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Gothenburg, University of Ljubljana, and NOVA University Lisbon
With the support of EUTOPIA & VISU

 BOZAR & Room Ledoux, Cinematek, Rue Baron Horta 9, 1000 Brussels

 Newspaper Room, Royal Library of Belgium, Bd de l'Empereur 4, 1000 Brussels

Location per day indicated in the program

 Wednesday, 13 December 2023
 BOZAR & Room Ledoux, Cinematek, Rue Baron Horta 9, 1000 Brussels
14:00-15:00 Exhibition visit of Deda Ena by Meggy Rustamova Adeishvili at BOZAR, introduced by the artist
15:00-17:00 Opening session at Cinematek: Private images, public histories. Film screening followed by a talk with the artists
Bang [Ding Dong], 2023 by Meggy Rustamova Adeishvili
Bile, 2019 by Ira Goryainova
 Friday, 15 December 2023
 Newspaper Room, Royal Library of Belgium, Bd de l'Empereur 4, 1000 Brussels
9:30-12:30 Morning session: Other histories of lens-based media at the peripheries of Europe
Off from the road to oblivion - women documentary photographers from Croatia - Sandra Križić Roban, Institute of Art History, Zagreb
Slovene photoreportage - lessons of “small histories” of photography - Ilija Tomanić Trivundža, University of Ljubljana
Lens Media Moments – Collaborative Investigations in Vernacular Visual Cultures – Karl-Magnus Johansson, State Archives in Gothenburg, Mats Jönsson, Gothenburg University, and Niclas Östlind, Gothenburg University
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Afternoon session: Minor narratives of conflicted pasts—from photo albums to grassroots archives
Photography and the margins of history. Reassessing propaganda photo albums from the Portuguese colonial context – Susana Martins, NOVA University (online presentation)
Reimagining history: community engagement through digital vernacular archives – Zoë Kennis, Talent for Research Program, VUB
Expanding the vernacular. Photographic margins in the Eastern European grassroots archives – Katarzyna Ruchel-Stockmans, VUB

Lieven Gevaert Centre
KU Leuven, Faculty of Arts
Blijde Inkomststraat 21 pb 3313
B-3000 Leuven

Lieven Gevaert Centre
UC Louvain, Archéologie et d'histoire d'art
FIAL - Place Blaise Pascal 1 bte L3.03.13
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve