Visual Literacy is about challenging our faith in images. It looks at visual representations of current events through a critical lens, providing tools to decode our visual culture.

 

In each module, we analyse images from the global media landscape to examine not only what is represented, but why, and to what ends. 

No readings. No theory. Just images and focused, frank discussions about seeing more critically. 

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Who chooses what we see? 

 

Visual Literacy will provoke conversations around questions such as: 

 

What are the insidious, decentered power structures that determine what we see?

 

Why do certain visual tropes persist?

 

How does so-called objective photography reinforce cultural stereotypes?

 

Can a viral image actually trivialize a political cause? 

Visual Literacy in Arabic 

 

An Arabic language version of the course is offered

bi-monthly, starting in February 2021. 

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