Webinar on Images, Aging, and Care: “Ethical Images: On Violence, Trust, and Care” by Roger Canals

Come for a webinar with Roger Canals on “Ethical Images: On Violence, Trust, and Care” on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 10-11:30am Eastern, North America, 16.00-17.30 Central European Time. The Zoom link is here. Meeting ID: 858 3204 6756 Passcode: 832664

About the talk: We do ethical things with images. Images are not just representations, but social agents which intervene in the world. Images weave the relationships that we maintain with other people. Images may hurt, betray, or offend. Yet they can also be an offering, a reward, a form of love, esteem, and care. In this talk, I will talk about violence and care in images, not only focusing on how these ethical dispositions have been depicted visually, but rather on how they are necessarily involved in the processes of image-making and image-circulation. Most of the metaphors about the act of making images have been based on a mode of violence and mistrust. And if we changed this paradigm?

Anthropologist and filmmaker, Roger Canals is associate professor at the University of Barcelona. He is currently the PI of the ERC-Consolidator Grant Visual Trust on Reliability, accountability and forgery in scientific, religious and social images (2021-2026). www.visualtrust.ub.edu

AAGE is co-sponsoring a series of events on this theme throughout 2024. The next webinars will be with:

This webinar series gathers anthropologists and image-makers interested in exploring the ontological and epistemological connections between images, aging, and care, treating the relationship and these phenomena as requiring and inviting interrogation. It is sponsored by the Association for Anthropology, Gerontology and the Life Course (AAGE), the Care and Images Collective, the European Association of Social Anthropologists’ Age and Generations Network (AgeNet) and the Network for Visual Anthropology of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (VANEASA).

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