3rd International Congress on Visual Culture

MAY 22-23 | Barcelona, Spain
Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

Highlighted theme:
100 Years of Avant-Garde: the image revolution


3rd International Congress on Visual Culture

MAY 22-23 | Barcelona, Spain
Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

Highlighted theme:
100 Years of Avant-Garde: the image revolution

Highlighted Theme

100 Years of Avant-Garde: the image revolution

Avant-garde, or avant-garde in French, refers to those artists or works whose ideas, styles and methods were very original or modern compared to the period in which they lived. The main characteristic of the vanguardism was freedom of expression, manifested through the alteration of the structure of the works, the approach of taboo subjects and the subversion of creative parameters.

These renovating artistic movements, generally dogmatic, occurred in Europe in the first decades of the twentieth century; From where they extended to the rest of the continents, mainly towards America, where they faced the modernism. Many artists have aligned themselves with the avant-garde movement and still continue to do so, drawing a story from Dadaism to Situationists to postmodern artists such as the Poets of Language.

This year the congress delves into the legacy of the artistic movements on contemporary visual culture and its various areas: painting, photography, cinema, theater, design, typography, architecture, etc.


Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

The Universidad Abat Oliba CEU, which is located in Barcelona, is one of the three universities promoted by the San Pablo CEU Foundation, one of Spain’s most prestigious educational institutions. The university has its origin in 1973 through an affiliation agreement and collaboration with the University of Barcelona and has since taught more than 8,500 university graduates.

The Bellesguard Campus of the Universidad Abat Oliba CEU has an extensive academic program composed by degrees, double degrees, bilingual degrees as well as master’s degrees and postgraduate courses in various disciplines.

Universitat Abat Oliba CEU (Campus Bellesguard)
Calle Bellesguard, 30 – 08022 Barcelona, Spain.

Keynote Speakers

Javier Sierra-Sanchez, PhD. – University Camilo José Cela (Spain)

The use of virtual reality for the teaching of subjects of Audiovisual Communication

Currently is Vice-rector for Academic Affairs in the University Camilo José Cela. He holds a Ph.D. (with distinction) in Information Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid; an M.A. in Marketing and Corporate Communications from San Jorge University; and a B.A. Degree in Audiovisual Communication and Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid. He is an expert in International Public Relations recognized by the Complutense University of Madrid, and an expert in National and International Protocol and ceremonial recognized by the University of Oviedo and the Diplomatic School of Madrid. He has worked as a Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid, San Pablo CEU University and San Jorge University of Zaragoza. He has written several articles on Educomunication for various scientific journals (like Zer, Ámbitos, Revista de comunicación, Doxa, etc.). He has presented numerous papers at national and international seminars and conferences. He has participated in several research projects funded by Spain’s Ministry of Education and Science, MEC, and the Complutense University of Madrid. It has been a research fellow for the FPI of the Complutense University of Madrid. He is the principal researcher of the Research Body on University Education in Communication (GIFUCOM). He is founding member of Icono 14 magazine.

Olga Kolotouchkina, Ph.D. – Universidad CEU San Pablo (Spain)

Creativity and urban cultural identity

PhD in Communication Sciences. Associate Professor of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising, CEU San Pablo University, Madrid. Strategic business planner and place branding consultant. More than 20 years of professional experience in the field of advertising, branding and strategic planning at J.Walter Thompson, Saffron Brand Consultants and STUFF design consultants. Associate Expert at European Place Marketing Institute and member of the International Place Branding Association. City-marketing and city-branding researcher.

Dra. Claire Barber

Dr. Claire Barber, PhD. – University of Huddersfield (United Kingdom)

The Transmigration Project

Claire Barber is a Senior Lecturer in Textiles at the University of Huddersfield, she is also a writer and practising artist exhibiting widely in the UK and internationally including Australia and Japan. Claire Barber’s current installation at Hull’s Paragon Station, part of the Hull 2017 UK City of Culture programme, explores the phenomenon of ‘transmigration’, and the notion that skills and belongings traverse transport routes alongside people. The investigation of wider cultural traditions and vocabularies for craft skills has also been a fundamental component of the book she co-authored and edited called Outside: Activating Cloth to Enhance the Way We Live published by Cambridge Scholars (Barber & Macbeth, 2014).

In 2016 Claire Barber received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by Publication in recognition of a programme of work entitled Cloth in Action: The Transformative Power of Cloth in Communities.

Enrico Bocciolesi, Ph.D. – University eCampus, Ce.R.I.S.U.S (Italy)

Reading and writing images. The development of reading competence.

Professor of Education at the University eCampus (Italy), delegate of the Rector for Internationalization of the Faculty of Psychology, Vice-director of the International Center for Research on Human and Social Sciences (Ce.R.I.S.U.S.). He is a pioneer in the CHAEA in Italy and is part of the Scientific Committee for International and World Congresses. International Book Doctor in Science and Scripture, investigates pedagogy of reading, adult education, analysis of educational needs, new reading habits and reading skills. Speaker at World Learning Styles and international conferences in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Hong Kong, Peru, Canada, Spain and Italy Congress. He is the author of scientific articles, books and publisher of international scientific journals.

Highlighted Sessions

Alejandra Walzer
Universidad Carlos III – Spain

El tatuaje contemporáneo. Identidades intervenidas

Carolina Hermida Bellot

Carolina Hermida Bellot
Univ. CEU Cardenal Herrera – Spain

Ally McBeal: entre la ley y el deseo. Un análisis textual del capítulo Piloto.

Alex Araujo Batlle
Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Spain

Estudiantes visuales en la universidad textual

Gizem Kiziltunali
Yasar University Izmır – Turkey

Protest imagery on social media: Gezi Park and resistance

Carles Lamelo Varela
Universitat Abat Oliba CEU – Spain

TIC e internet en asignaturas universitarias de comunicación

Suki Kwon
University of Dayton – USA

East Asian and Western Visual Culture in Cross-cultural Perspective

Young Researchers Scholarship

Carmen Ruiz Viñals
Universidad Abat Oliba CEU – Spain
(Invited Collaborator)

Luis Manuel Fernández Martínez
Universidad San Pablo CEU – Spain
(Young Researchers Scholarship)

Dovile Kuzminskaite
Universidad de Vilnius – Lithuania
(Young Researchers Scholarship)

Rosa Iannuzzi
Universidad Abat Oliba CEU – Italy
(Invited Collaborator)

Hugo Rueda Ramírez
Chilean National Historical Museum – Chile
(Young Reserachers Schollarship)

Enrique Tribaldos Macía

Enrique Tribaldos Macía
Universidad Complutense de Madrid – Spain
(Young Reserachers Schollarship)

Joaquín Solana

Joaquín Solana Oliver
Universitat Abat Oliba CEU – Spain
(Young Reserachers Schollarship)


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