Webinar – 2015

Webinar: “Picturing rurality and its gendered dimension”

The webinar will take place on the 24th of February between 3 PM to 5 PM Swedish time and between 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Canadian (EST) time.

In the process of producing rurality we are all makers of rurality. It is a process that blends a grassroots approach to community development with photography, photographic technique and social action. We argue that there is a need for a more critical exploration of the power of pre-given constructions of the rural. To problematize the kaleidoscope of culturally mediated images through which rurality is made sense. We welcome images, pictures and text that enables us to discuss our understanding of what rurality is and can be. But also important is to highlight what is missing in the pictures and texts about rurality.

The seminar is open (but not limited) to discuss the following questions:

  • What does it mean to study rurality?
  • How to approach rurality
  • How can we go beyond images of a declining rurality?
  • How is rurality gendered?