8-10 June 2023
at the University of Canterbury,
in Ōtautahi, Aoteatoa | Christchurch, New Zealand
We invite you to join us for the 7th International AVP Conference to be held at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, Christchurch New Zealand from 8-10 June, 2023.
The focus of this conference is on the de-limiting potential for visual pedagogies to decolonise learning. To visibilise pedagogies means to critically examine visual productions – making space for creative alternatives and ruptures.
In doing so we resist the recolonising effects of binding thought or practice. Instead we invite expansive encounters with visualisations as pedagogical acts in and for a changing world.
This conference will offer an interactive and engaging space for sharing contemporary projects that inquire into and highlight tensions in visual pedagogies, particularly in visual spaces that render and represent people, peoples, land, and more.
Indigenous approaches to decolonising visualities:
Visualities from an Indigenous perspective, re-framing perceptions and visibilising individuals and peoples.
Oral traditions, artistic imagery, song, performance, dance and more.
Teaching and learning in the pluriverse:
Exploring hybrid, augmented, virtual and other digital spaces and their subsequent ramifications for the formation of identities through the visual.
Post-human and more-than-human visualisations:
Theorising the multiplicity(ies) of visualisation and visbilities and beyond human ways of knowing and seeing.
Visual literacies and rhetorics:
Critical and political readings of the visual.
Visual pedagogies at play:
Spaces for a range of playful, immersive, exploratory visual pedagogical experiences (e.g. embodied talanoa, artistic installations, app/gaming, film screening, photography, digital imagery).
You are also encouraged to submit your full video article for publication in our journal VJEP
Call for abstracts opens: 1st November 2022
Call for abstracts closes: 1st March
Abstract Reviews completed and authors notified of outcomes: 1st May
Presenter Registration Deadline: 15th May
Programme published: 30th May
Thursday 8th June, 2023
8:00: Conference Registration opens
9:00: Mihi Whakatau
10:00: Morning Tea
11:00: Keynote #1
1:00: Parallel papers/presentation session #1
2:00: Parallel papers/Presentation Session #2
3:00: AVP AGM
4:30: Film Screenings/Performances/Exhibitions (*Optional, with pizza dinner)
7:00: End of Day 1
Friday 9th June, 2023
8:00: Brill Video Journal Of Education and Pedagogies Breakfast event – Publishing workshop (*Optional, subsidised by Brill, restricted numbers)
9:30: Keynote #2
10:30: Morning Tea
11:00: Parallel papers/presentation session #3
1:00: Keynote #3
2:00: Parallel papers/presentation session #4
3:00: Afternoon Tea
3:30: Plenary Session
4:30: Conference Closing
6:00: Conference Dinner Event (*Optional, additional cost)
Saturday 10th June, 2023
*10:30am- 2:30pm: “Visual Pedagogies: Possibilities for teaching and learning”. (led by PoP: Pedagogies of Possibilities in collaboration with AVP*). A practical day of workplay and discussion for teachers/kaiako/lecturers and all who teach (or wish to teach) visually.
*Please sign up for these events as additional components of your registration.
Keynote speaker: Professor E. J. White: “Move over text-based learning, visual pedagogies are here to stay!”
Matariki is our newest public holiday. Celebrating te tau hou Māori (the Māori new year), this celebration is organised around the lunar calendar, and the rise of Matariki (Pleiades) constellation.
Kai Tahu prepare for the new year with the rise of Puaka (Rigel) which can be observed over the weekend of the AVP conference. With sufficient interest from conference participants, we will arrange a day trip to Mt Johnwhich is at the centre of the Dark Sky project in Tekapo.
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Our Open Access Scopus journal – Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy prioritises all aspects of visual learning and teaching – in and beyond traditional learning contexts. We encourage articles that include video and/or image components or which replace text altogether! In accordance with the themes of this year’s conference we invite two special topics for those who wish to take their conference presentations into the world. We will be offering a publishing session at the conference or you can contact the guest editors in advance of the conference to find out more. We encourage creative expressions and alternative forms of representation and thought.
For those who wish to seek support for video preparations please contact Dr Bridgette Redder firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Rene Novak email@example.com. Both will be on hand at the conference, as will Editor-in-Chief Jayne White and representatives from Brill, our publisher.
We invite you to submit video articles on the broad topic of ‘Decolonising Visualities’, exploring different ways of seeing and the importance of decolonizing sight and perception in and beyond education. We encourage diverse approaches to the theme, especially those that collapse the dominance of text.
Deadline for first drafts: 1 September 2023
We invite you to submit video articles on the broad topic of ‘Visibilising Pedagogies’, exploring the multiple intersections and synergies between visualities, pedagogies, and visual media. We take a broad view of pedagogies as processes of teaching and learning across complex and diverse spaces and communities. In summoning the term ‘visibilising’ we draw attention to the politics as well as the practices and processes of visual representations in education. Attention could also be drawn to how learning is represented, by whom, for whom, and by association, how learners are rendered capable (or otherwise). Approaches that incorporate theoretical, philosophical and pedagogical dimensions of visualities are encouraged.
Deadline for first drafts: 1 August 2023