June 16 - June 18, 2017

Beate Gütschow

New Territories: Landscape Representation in Contemporary Photographic Practices

Humboldt Universität Berlin

This three-day workshop gathers
international scholars and artists to reflect
upon photographic practices that focus
on the representations of natural and built
environments in contemporary Europe. From
different disciplinary perspectives that
include art history, architecture, geography
and archaeology, speakers address the
many pressing issues that representations
of natural and man-made landscapes
bring into focus: national identity of the
territory, political and historical context of
urban expansion and the effect of human
activity on land. The workshop furthermore
gives an opportunity to identify elements
of change and continuity in contemporary
development of landscape as a genre, and
how photography and lens-based media
affect its visual models of representation.

The workshop is organized by Olga Smith
and Stefanie Gerke, at the Institut für
Kunst- und Bildgeschichte der Humboldt-
Universität zu Berlin.

It is presented with the support of KOSMOS
Programme at the Humboldt-Universität
zu Berlin and the Verein zur Förderung des
Instituts für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte.

Image: Beate Gütschow, LS #14, 2003