222 photographs in 44'33'' [Silent Lecture]

Law and Social Sciences (LASS) Building, Room B62
Wednesday 28th June 2023 (17:00-18:45)
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About this event

This non-performative silent lecture explores voice and visuality in transdisciplinary socio-cultural analysis. In the wake of conceptual photography, I detach 222 photographs from their original context and recontextualise them into my own research only to decontextualise them once again by removing my research voice. Despite the belief in the veracity of (photographic) data, data is almost never intimately connected to an issue and voice can only to a limited extent support data’s evidentiary claims. What remains today from the democratic documentary project of photography and more broadly social science research data?

(Please note that photographs will be taken at this event. By attending this lecture you agree to be photographed and you grant the photographer full rights to use the images in digital media and printed publications.)

This event is being held in person at Law and Social Sciences (LASS) Building, room B62 and is open to all to attend. However, to allow for catering, please ensure you book a place.


Dimitris Papadopoulos is Professor of Science, Technology and Society at the University of Nottingham. He works at the intersections of science and technology studies, constructivist photography, and political ecology. Papadopoulos has been a Leverhulme Fellow and an Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow at the University of California Berkeley. He is currently completing a monograph entitled “The Milieu of Substance. Anthropochemicals and Reparative Justice“ and two photobooks entitled “unEcology in the Heart of Rural England” and “Photobook Realism.” His most recent books are: “Ecological Reparation. Repair, Remediation and Resurgence in Social and Environmental Conflict” (Bristol University Press, 2023); “Reactivating Elements: Chemistry, Ecology, Practice” (Duke University Press, 2022); “Experimental Practice. Technoscience, Alterontologies and More-Than-Social Movements” (Duke University Press, 2018).

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