Invitation ViLD Anniversary Meeting 2016–2021

ViLD Anniversary Meeting 2016–2021

ViLD has existed for five years! We are delighted to invite you to celebrate this with us. The aim of the meeting this time is to engage in a ‘visual take’ on the questions, opportunities and challenges related to visuals and materials in learning contexts.


11.11.2021 kl. 09.00 - 16.00


Vild play with visuals and materials

How can we create space for constructive visual processes in teaching and learning?

The notion of material is of increasing theoretical interest in different learning contexts and offers an alternative to a primary focus on cognitive activities and human interactions. Working with materials in schooling is often connected with conventional assumptions about the various possibilities for use that they offer, and most teaching subjects have developed their own subject-specific visual cultures for materialising knowledge practice. As we want to reconsider and renew teaching and learning, inquiring  into different material forms and visual practices may be a good place to start. Playful actions can lead to new forms of inquiry and new ways of generating knowledge through visuals and materials Accordingly, ViLD is keen to explore notions of play with visuals and materials, asking how this may provide new spaces for teaching and learning.

This year, our conversations will address the following questions:

  • What new forms of meaning and knowledge are generated through play with visuals and materials?
  • Where can the doing of visual and material play take place?
  • What facilities are needed? What is the role of play?
  • Whom does the notion of play with visuals and materials target?
  • What prerequisites does this playful exploring call for among teachers and both young and adult learners?

Following ViLD’s tradition, the annual meeting offers explorative workshops, project-sharing experiences presented by partners, and a distinguished keynote speaker. This year’s programme features a PhD track, and PhD students who present earn one ECTS credit. We invite you to participate in these and many more discussions on visual design.

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Fee: 250.00 Dkr (coffee and lunch included).

Registration before November 1st.

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Research Center: Visual Studies and Learning Design


Design School Kolding, Ågade 10, 6000 Kolding

Registration Deadline

01.11.2021 kl. 12.00