Date – September 1-5, 2014
Location – Oulanka research station, Finland
Title – Visual Angles on Environmental Change
Language – English
Number of participants – 25 (est)
Number of instructors – 6 (est)
Application deadline – 11 June 2014
The venue is located in the middle of the Oulanka National Park. The workshop is being arranged by the University of the Arctic thematic network ‘Communicating Arctic Research’, also known as ‘SubZero’, and is funded by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The workshop is the first in a series of three annual workshops arranged through the project ‘Visualization of Environmental Change’. The topic of this first workshop is ‘Visual Angles on Environmental Change’ and it will be approached using techniques in e.g. repeat photography, long exposures and aerial photography and through scales both in space and in time.
The workshop is aimed at students and researchers that have a keen interest in photography and want to develop their skills in scientific imaging and photography in general. The workshop is based on the idea of bringing together students and researchers of natural and human sciences with students of photography to work together as collaborating teams. Each group will develop a small project which they will complete during the workshop. There will also be lectures, practical demonstrations and “hands on” sessions on select topics and techniques. As an overall goal, we hope to enhance the photographic skills and “photo thinking” of natural/human science students and researchers on one hand, and similarly, increase the awareness of the scientific approach and knowledge of nature and the environment (and how this can enhance photography) for students and researchers of photography.
If you are interested in the workshop, please send a short application and a CV detailing your motivation, language skills, background in photography and status of studies by email to a.lembke(at)btk-fh.de by June 11th. Based on the applications, up to 25 students will be selected to participate in the workshop. We are open to applications not only from students pursuing their MSc or equivalent degree, but also from researchers and PhD students.
For more details, see the attached call.