The project Spiritual Flavours is comprised of three creative visual outputs: a recipe photobook; a 28-minute film and the photographic series ‘Meals’. These are complementary and explore different aspects of the relations between food and spirituality. This project forms part of Laura’s practice-led doctoral research at UCL and the wider ‘Making Suburban Faith’ project, funded by the AHRC, led by Professor Claire Dwyer (Geography, UCL) and Professor David Gilbert (Geography, RHUL).
Gaby David received the Rieger Dissertation Award 2016 for “Processes of Legitimation: 10 Years of Mobile Images”, defended in 2015 at L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (France). In this interdisciplinary thesis, Dr. David analyzes and explains how the the cultural industries apparatus enforced the normatization, creation, circulation, and sharing of mobile images. From being rare, to even becoming a compulsive practice, how did the evolution from a search for cultural validation, to later exposed intimacy, to a habitual reflex and ultimately the selfie moment happen?
The social value of the Sydney Opera House is investigated through a visual analysis of its online participatory cultures and representations on Pinterest, Flickr and the Utzon Memorial website.
Abstract. My interest in this image of Guevara and how it worked was rooted in the perception of its performative capability to gather people and sanction action that was inherently productive and powerful at a grassroots level.