We live in a visual age. Television, film, photographs, new media sources and artworks decisively influence how we perceive and deal with political phenomena as diverse as war, terrorism, refugees and financial crises. But we know surprisingly little about the exact nature and impact of this visual power.
The purpose of this initiative is to address this gap. Building on existing strengths and resources we forge new interdisciplinary and large-scale collaborations within Humanities and Social Sciences as well as across UQ and internationally. Our goal is to establish UQ as a world-leading research hub for visual politics and make us competitive for major external funding sources.