Aerial Spatial Revolution in architecture and urbanism – Online symposium, Università della Svizzera italiana, Accademia di architettura, 21 maggio 2022

Online, May 21, 2022

Università della Svizzera italiana, Accademia di architettura

Aerial Spatial Revolution in architecture and urbanism. Online Symposium

Organized by Matteo Vegetti and Christoph Frank

Through interdisciplinary approach, the symposium explores the influence of the conquest of the air – from the first flight experiences to contemporary satellites – on the way of thinking, designing and practising space.

H 9.00-12.30
Welcome address:
Walter Angonese – Academy of Architecture (USI), director
Silvio Seno – DACD (SUPSI), director

Matteo Vegetti (SUPSI, USI)
Christoph Frank (USI–ISA)

Tommaso Morawski – Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Marco Solinas – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa
Raumrevolution. On the first planetary spatial revolution

Mark Dorrian – Edinburgh College of Art
Around the new vision

Natalie Roseau – École des Ponts ParisTech
The aerial thought of the large city. Subjectivities of the gaze and the unthinking of anthropization

Marco Rasch – Saxonia-Freiberg-Stiftung
The influence of the photographic birds-eye view on german urbanism

Christoph Frank – Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, USI–ISA
Seen from above, seen from below: towards an iconography of aerial destruction

Emmanuel Alloa – University of Fribourg

H 16.00-19.00
Sebastian Grevsmühl – EHEES-CRH, Paris
From spaceship earth to infrastructures of survival: a historical genealogy of a new scopic regime

Dario Negueruela del Castillo – University of Zurich
The reverse gaze of satellite exploration. The reconstituted face of the earth

Jennifer K. Levasseur – Department of Space History at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
An astronaut-eye view of changing urban development

Niccolò Cuppini – SUPSI–DEASS, Lugano
Air as infrastructure. On amazon urbanism

Lisa Parks – University of California, Santa Barbara
Vertical mediation and the current war in yemen

Caren Kaplan – University of California, Davis
Out of the blue: no-fly zones and atmospheric politics

Tristan Weddigen – Director of Bibliotheca Hertziana, University of Zurich

More information and link to the symposium:

Guerra in Ucraina, fotografo russo (Alexander Gronsky) “cancellato” dalla mostra di Reggio Emilia e arrestato a Mosca: “Capisco chi esclude l’arte”

La sua foto del Cremlino scattata dietro le sbarre del blindato della polizia russa dove stava con altri manifestanti arrestati, il 27 febbraio

Michele Smargiassi, la Repubblica Bologna, 3 marzo 2022

Fotografía y exposición. Saberes cruzados – Fundación MAPFRE

Desde su invención, la fotografía ha ido de la mano de la posibilidad de ser expuesta, presentada como objeto de valor artístico autónomo. De forma paralela, ha desempeñado un rol igualmente relevante como recurso expositivo a través de la reproducción de obras y archivos, así como en su vertiente escenográfica.

Los vínculos entre fotografía y exposición son objeto de creciente interés en las últimas cuatro décadas. Articulado a través de un enfoque cruzado entre los saberes historiográficos, teóricos y curatoriales, el ciclo se propone ahondar en la compleja imbricación que se ha desarrollado entre la fotografía, sus historias y sus teorías, con relación al ámbito expositivo, así como a las incógnitas que se abren en el futuro próximo respecto de su reconfiguración como espacio esencial de encuentro colectivo.

El ciclo se desarrollará íntegramente online todos los martes de marzo y abril. Bajo la dirección de Marta Dahó, contará con la participación de: Olivier Lugon, Anne Wilkes Tucker, Jordana Mendelson, Jorge Ribalta, Florian Ebner, Laura González Flores, Nicoletta Leonardi y Elvira Dyangani Ose.

CFP: History and Theory of Photography (Graduate Student Colloquium – online, 2 aprile 2021)

April 2, 2021
Deadline-CFP: 15/gen/2021

The Developing Room’s Fourth Annual Graduate Student Colloquium on the History and Theory of Photography (Virtual Event on Zoom)

Friday, April 2, 2021, online via Zoom
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, NJ)

The Developing Room, a working group at the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University, announces its fourth annual graduate student colloquium, which will be held virtually through Zoom. This event is for Ph.D. students from any field of study who are working on dissertation topics in which photography—its histories and theories—plays a central role. Students selected to present will have the opportunity to share their work with their peers and an official respondent who is a leader in the field. Students may be at any stage of dissertation research, but ideally presentations will consist of a dissertation chapter or a section, along with an account of how that chapter/section fits within the larger project. The format involves a formal 25-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of discussion, with a general discussion at the end led by the respondent. The event is free and open to the public, and the Developing Room invites a large audience in order to ensure a rich conversation and to build a constituency from which papers can be drawn in subsequent years. In the past, this event brought together an international group of researchers working across a wide range of topics related to photography.

This year’s respondent will be Drew Sawyer, an art historian and a curator who holds the title of the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator at the Brooklyn Museum. He has previously held curatorial positions at the Columbus Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Chazen Museum of Art. He received a 2020 Award for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators. His recent exhibitions include John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance (2020); Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989 (2019); Liz Johnson Artur: Dusha (2019); Garry Winogrand: Color (2019); I Too Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100 (2018); Isaac Julien: Looking for Langston (2018); and Family Pictures (2018). Sawyer holds an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology from Columbia University.

More information about the Developing Room can be found at

To apply, please send the following materials to before the end of the day on January 15, 2021, with the subject line “Fourth Annual Graduate Student Colloquium Application”:

– A presentation title with an abstract of 250 words or less
– A summary of your dissertation progress, 250 words or less
– CV
– A short bio of 150 words or less

CFP: History and Theory of Photography (online, 2 Apr 21). In:, 20/nov/2020 (accessed 30/nov/2020), <;.

Andreas Scholl & Lynne Lancaster – The Pergamon Panorama in Berlin: Where Tradition and Innovation Converge

American Academy in Rome

Monday, November 2, 2020–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom
Central European Time Rome, Italy

2020 Conversations - Pergamon Panorama

Andreas Scholl, director of Antikensammlung Berlin, and Lynne Lancaster (2002 Fellow), Andrew W. Mellon Humanities Professor at the American Academy in Rome, will discuss “The Pergamon Panorama in Berlin: Where Tradition and Innovation Converge.”

Scholl will speak on the Pergamon Panorama in Berlin, a project that takes the nineteenth-century concept of the cyclorama and uses a combination of traditional methods and digital technology to bring it into the twenty-first century to re-create the ancient city of Pergamon. A conversation between Scholl and Lancaster about the project will follow the presentation.

The conversation will be held in English.

This Conversations/Conversazioni, to be presented on Zoom, is free and open to the public. Please register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation is the 2020–21 season sponsor of Conversations/Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome.

The start time of this conversation is 6:00pm Central European Time (12:00 noon Eastern Time). It is being recorded and will be edited and posted on the AAR website at a later date.

Seminario online: Global Photographies. Rethinking the Medium’s Identity

Programma e relatori

Hand painted photograph of Bhupal Singh, Maharana of Udaipur. ROM 2004.36.1
Hand painted photograph of Bhupal Singh, Maharana of Udaipur. ROM 2004.36.1

The event will be held on Zoom.
Please email
to obtain the link.
The schedule is US Eastern Time (EDT)

What are conceptions of photography that have existed outside the dominant paradigms of the West? A range of historians, curators and a photographer will address the query in an afternoon discussion. The participants have all pioneered new inquiries into photography’s identity in major cultural centers such as India, Turkey, South Africa, and the Middle-East, and within constituencies of the West who forged uses and understandings of photography that have only recently begun to receive critical attention, such as immigrant family photos in Canada. The format will consist of a short 10 minute presentation by each participant to introduce the primary problems and questions posed by a given body of photographs, and then a roundtable discussion among us all.

The event is free and open to the public, and part of the CCA’s seminar “What is Photography?” Please RSVP at


Center for Cultural Analysis

Seminario online: Photography as Collaboration/Collaborer en photographie

Photography as Collaboration/ Collaborer en photographie

ONLINE SEMINAR, November 2020 – March 2021

Université Paris Est Créteil (IMAGER)/ Université Bordeaux Montaigne (CLIMAS)


This online seminar seeks to address collaboration and the spectrum of collective working methods which have defined and keep informing some of the independent practices in the field of photography in the 20th and 21st centuries. The focus is on the UK, France, and Australia, with a number of case studies envisioned in a comparative approach. The seminar includes panel discussions and talks with practitioners. It is free and open to the public. The sessions will be held as online events (French time). To register and receive a link to the online sessions, please follow this link.

Thursday 12 November 2020, 10-12.30 am: The politics of voice, visibility and identity

Chaired by Charlotte Gould, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

Daniel Palmer (RMIT University, Melbourne) on Photography and Collaboration.

Tiffany Fairey (Kings College London): ‘A photography of becoming Re-imagining the promise of participatory photography through the image of young photographers from refugee and diaspora communities in the UK’

Anthony Luvera (Coventry University): ‘Charged with collaboration’

Friday 13 November 2020: 10-12.30 am: Photographers and collaboration

Maxence Rifflet (École supérieure des Arts et Médias de Caen/Cherbourg) : ‘Le ciel par-dessus le toit : photographier en prison’

followed by conversation with artists Inès Elsa Dalal and Leticia Valverdes.

7 December 2020, 5-7pm: Public display and distribution of collective projects

Chaired by Taous Dahmani, Université Panthéon Sorbonne

Louis Boulet (Université du Québec à Montréal/Université de Tours) : ‘Expositions monographiques: une spécificité photographique à contre-courant?’

Liz Drew (Birkbeck School of Arts, University of London): ‘Commercially Unavailable: The Distribution of Participatory Projects’

11 January 2021, 5-7pm: Archival and curatorial issues raised by collective practices

Charlene Heath (Ryerson Centre, University of York, Toronto) and Patrizia di Bello (Birkbeck School of Arts, University of London): ‘The Jo Spence Memorial Archive’

Carla Mitchell (Four Corners Gallery): “Re-activating the archive: how and for whom?”

1 February 2021, 5-7pm – Common spaces, remembering places

Abbas Nokhasteh, Moustafa Traoré, David Kendall (CUCR, Goldsmiths, University of London), Andrès Borda Gonzales: ‘Paris 19: Mobilité, Mémoire and Migration – Conversations, Dialogues and Boundaries of Engagement’

Andrea Eichenberger (NAVI – Núcleo de Antropologia Audiovisual e Estudos da Imagem, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil) : ‘La photographie comme pratique collective dans le cadre de la fabrication d’une mémoire visuelle d’un centre psychothérapique’

Tbc Stéphane Valognes, Pierre Guillemin, Quentin Brouard-Sala, Philippe Madeline, Université de Caen, et collectif Tulipe Mobile : ‘Atlas de la Manche/On est Loin des Amériques’

1 March 2021, 5-7pm -Collaborative structures, collective expressions

Lydia Echeverria (Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne) : ‘Créations partagées et participatives : nouvelles écritures photographiques au sein de l’agence Faut Voir et du collectif bar Floréal’

Adam Page (University of Lincoln): ‘The images in Shelter and charity campaigns’

22 March 2021, 1-3pm – The challenge of collaboration in photography education

Kelly Hussey-Smith (School of Art at RMIT University) and Angela Clarke (School of Art at RMIT University): ‘De-centering through world-centering: towards a pedagogy of co-creation in photography education’.

Megan Wellington Barratt (University of Sheffield): ‘Photographic education and the collaboration of resource sharing’.

Convenors :

Mathilde Bertrand, Université Bordeaux Montaigne

Karine Chambefort-Kay, Université Paris Est Créteil

Registration and questions : please use this online form

Giornata di studi online: On Alinari. International Perspectives and Methodological Reflections (13 ottobre 2020)

Giornata di studi online, 13 ottobre 2020

Organizzazione: Costanza Caraffa (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut) in collaborazione con la Regione Toscana e la Fondazione Alinari per la Fotografia

Registrazione gratuita:

1:00 – 1:20 PM Opening address of the President of Regione Toscana* and the President of Fondazione Alinari per la Fotografia

1:20 – 1:30 PM Introductory remarks
Roberto Ferrari (Director of Culture and Research, Regione Toscana)

1:30 – 1:40 PM Introduction
Costanza Caraffa (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut)

1:40 – 2:50 PM Panel 1
1:40 – 2:15 PM Elizabeth Edwards (De Montfort University, Leicester/V&A Research Institute, London) Street Views: An Everyday Dissemination of Photographs

2:15 – 2:50 PM Estelle Blaschke (Universität Basel) Rarity vs. Ubiquity. Some Thoughts on the Institutionalisation of Photography

2:50 – 3:30 PM Break

3:30 – 5:15 PM Panel 2
3:30 – 4:05 PM Paul Frosh (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) When is an Archive Also a Bank? Industry, Value and Economy in a Photographic Institution

4:05 – 4:40 PM Kelley Wilder (De Montfort University, Leicester) Photographs as Bureaucracy in the Business of Photography

4:40 – 5:15 PM Armin Linke (Berlin / ISIA Urbino) Artistic Practices in Photographic Archives: Some Examples

5:15 – 5:55 PM Break

5:55 – 7:05 PM Panel 3
5:55 – 6:30 PM Joan M. Schwartz (Queen’s University, Kingston) Access Aims and Descriptive Affordances

6:30 – 7:05 PM Tiziana Serena (Università di Firenze) Making Choices. History is Not a Ready-Made: Institutionalisation as Re-Writing

7:05 – 7:30 PM Discussion & conclusions
7:30 PM End of the study day

In partnership with: Regione Toscana, Fondazione Alinari per la Fotografia

For more information on the Fondazione Alinari per la Fotografia, please visit:

Seminario online: Early Optics in Photography (Eastman Museum, 13 ottobre 2020)

Different lenses

Before there was photography, there was the study of light and lenses. In this presentation, Process Historian Mark Osterman will demonstrate how light can be manipulated and used for photography and share the basics of optics that were foundational in the invention of photography: from classifying simple lenses to using a camera obscura for gazing, drawing, or photographic experiments.

Seminario online: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 1 p.m. (UTC/GMT -5 hours (Eastern Standard Time)

Per registrarsi:

Storia della fotografia – Aggiornamento

A partire da oggi tutte le comunicazioni relative al corso di Storia della fotografia sono trasferite sulle piattaforme di e-learning di Roma Tre, ovvero Moodle e Teams:

Moodle – Storia della fotografia

Moodle – Storia della fotografia 2


Attraverso Moodle riceverete aggiornamenti e informazioni importanti: a questo punto dovreste essere tutti iscritti (anche se temporaneamente in modalità “ospite”), ma dovete tenere controllata la vostra email di ateneo.

Su Teams, a partire da martedì 17 marzo alle ore 11, riprenderanno le lezioni in trasmissione live. Vi aggiornerò via Moodle per una prova di trasmissione che avverrà oggi o domani. Ho già trasferito i vostri indirizzi anche su questa piattaforma; in caso contrario credo che possiate iscrivervi anche da soli, ma in ogni caso vi consiglio di mandarmi una email di verifica.

A presto dunque, buona giornata a tutti.


Storia della fotografia – Didattica a distanza

Gentili Studenti,

stiamo approntando gli strumenti informativi per poter gestire forme di didattica a distanza che a quanto pare saranno indispensabili per concludere con profitto il semestre accademico.

Le piattaforme predisposte dall’Ateneo sono Teams e Moodle. Riceverete via email indicazioni più specifiche appena avrò terminato il censimento di coloro che sono interessati a seguire il corso e a ricevere i materiali didattici a cui sto lavorando.

A questo fine, chiedo a tutti coloro che NON abbiano già scelto il corso tramite la piattaforma di e-learning e che NON abbiano mai risposto alla mia email precedente, di iscriversi al più presto attraverso questa pagina:

La pagina per il primo modulo di Storia della fotografia dovrebbe essere la seguente:

Specifico qui di seguito i nomi di coloro che erano presenti in aula per il primo test, ma dei quali non ho alcun recapito e che dunque al momento non possono ricevere i materiali didattici tramite e-learning:

Studente non identificato (testo consegnato senza indicazione del nome)


Storia della fotografia – Sospensione delle lezioni e attività alternative, 2

Gentili studenti,

dopo l’emanazione dei nuovi dispositivi governativi nella giornata di ieri, la necessità di definire forme di didattica a distanza si fa ogni ora più pressante. L’Ateneo non ha ancora fornito indicazioni e strumenti condivisi per far fronte a questa emergenza. Tuttavia con i colleghi dell’area di Beni culturali abbiamo avviato una discussione affinché sia garantita la prosecuzione del semestre accademico.

Come anticipato, per quanto riguarda il corso di Storia della fotografia nuovi materiali saranno messi a disposizione su questa piattaforma. Per redigere una mailing list degli studenti frequentanti e non frequentanti interessati a proseguire il lavoro avviato in aula, chiedo a tutti di inviare un’email al mio indirizzo ( che riporti semplicemente nel soggetto la dicitura “Storia della fotografia 2019/2020 – Iscrizione” (si prega di copiare e incollare).

Chiedo cortesemente a chi legga questo post di inoltrare il messaggio a colleghi che non fossero già iscritti al blog.

A tutti buona domenica e a presto.