JUNE, 25-28. 2020
University of Paris-Saclay
The 2018 IVSA conference feature presentations, photo essays and films that investigate the question: How do we visualize political processes? Our scope included national political processes as well as relations of power in social movements and in everyday life; in the family, intimate relationships, the workplace, schools, labor unions, and local and regional governments.
We had a particular focus on “transparency” and democracy as well as the struggle for and against power in authoritarian societies. We regard power as contested, resisted, opposed and recreated in a myriad of ways and in a continual flow of social activity. Investigations of politics and power in the mature democracies of the West, but also in contested democracies in developing countries and democratic struggles inside authoritarian societies.