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Visual Futures

Exploring the Past, Present, and Divergent Possibilities of Visual Practice

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

Visual Futures

Exploring the Past, Present, and Divergent Possibilities of Visual Practice

A collection of thoughtful and incisive examinations of how we interact and engage with the visual elements of our environments. 

In our everyday lives, we navigate a vast sea of visual imagery. Yet we rarely consider systematically how or why we derive meaning from this sea of the visual. Nor do we typically contemplate the effect it has on our motivations and actions as individuals and collectives. Visual Futures provides a new lens through which to analyze and challenge established perspectives, norms, and practices surrounding the visual. 

This edited collection ruminates on how visuality and the visual provoke a new kind of cultural exchange and explores the relationships, intersections, and collisions between visuality and visual practices and one (or a combination) of the following: embodiment, spatial literacy, emerging languages, historical reflection, educative practices, civic development, and social development. 

182 pages | 31 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - See and See Again: Mapping the Fractures in Visual Culture

Authors: Brett Caraway and Penny Kinnear


Chapter 2 - In Between Whiteness:  Pierre Bourdieu and Rudolph Valentino, An Unlikely Pairing

Author: Elizabeth Peden


Chapter 3 - Ink to Inkling: Artful Messages in the Visuals of Biology

Author: Charudatta Navare


Chapter 4 - Visualizing Gentrification: Resistance and Reclamation Through the Writing on the Walls

Author: Tracey Bowen


Chapter 5 - Intentional Viewing: Decoding, Learning, and Creating Culturally Relevant Architecture

Authors: Matthew Dudzik & Marilyn Corsen Whitney


Chapter 6 - Visualizing Art-Science Entanglements for More Habitable Futures

Author: Kylie Caraway


Chapter 7 - Seeing, Sensing and Surrendering the Inside: Expressions of the Adolescent

Self in a ‘Structured Illustrative Disclosure’

Authors: Edie Lanphar and Phil Fitzsimmons


Chapter 8 - Picturing the State of Visual Literacy Initiatives Today

Author: Dana Statton Thompson


Chapter 9 - Afterforward: To Visualize the Future is Political Work

Author: Danielle Taschereau Mamers

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