In September 2014, some of the first cohort of the Goldsmiths MA in Visual Sociology organised an exhibition of work produced over the year.
Rose Delcour-Min, Ali Eisa, Katie Knapp, Roz Mortimer and Marina da Silva wrote up their reflections on the exhibition, and the MA more generally, for the International Visual Sociology Association newsletter.
Discussing the title of the exhibition they write:
‘Having initially explored more tentative titles such as Is This Visual Sociology?, and after a year of study in the first Masters programme in Visual Sociology, our confidence in our inventive and sensory methods led us to a bolder statement: This Is Visual Sociology.
The full piece can be viewed here.
A blog post from Nastasia Alexandru, one of the Goldsmiths MA Visual Sociology students, on listening to London as a sociological research method:
Artistic Research Practices and Methods in Social Sciences
////// 30 May – 14 June 2014 · Enclave (Deptford · South East London)
/////// work by Visual Sociology PhD students from Goldsmiths · curated by Katalin Halász
The Future of Art is Urban blends the borders between art and social science. The exhibition presents a wide range of different social research practices in which knowledge is produced through artistic approaches. Participants use the city as a site of confrontation and interaction and invite our immediate reflections.
See the website here and the catalogue here.
The exhibition is held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Goldsmiths Sociology, and is organised in celebration of the 20 years of the Centre for Urban and Community Research.
Sensory Studies arises at the conjuncture (and within) the fields of anthropology • sociology • design • history • geography • performance • philosophy • literature • art history • film • phenomenology • aesthetics • architecture • urbanism • disability • communications