Keynote Lectures: Participatory visual and narrative methods

Welcome to the Keynote lectures, part of the workshop Narrating Hiedarnanta: Stories of Objects and Subjects of Urban Places. These lectures are open to the general public and will be held in English.

Place: Lielahden Kartano (Manor House) | Tehdaskartanonkatu 38, Tampere.


8 June 2022 // 14.00 – 15.30
Keynote: Luc Pauwels

9 June 2022 // 10.00 – 11.00
Keynote: Jeremy Hawkins

About the Keynotes

Luc Pauwels is Professor of Visual Social Sciences (visual sociology, visual anthropology and visual communication) at the University of Antwerp, Director of the Visual & Digital Cultures Research Center (ViDi) and Vice-President for Research of the ‘Visual Sociology’ Research Committee of the International Sociological Association (ISA). He published widely on visual research methodologies, visual ethics, family photography, web site analysis, anthropological filmmaking, visual corporate culture, globalization, urban culture, and scientific visualization. Books include: ‘Visual Cultures of Science’ (2006, UPNE), ‘The Sage Handbook of Visual Research Methods’ (2011, with E. Margolis), and ‘Reframing Visual Social Science. Towards a More Visual Sociology and Anthropology’ (2015, Cambridge University Press). He is on the Editorial Board of ‘Visual Studies’, ‘Visual Communication’, and the ‘Journal of Visual Literacy’.

An avid photographer since adolescence, the focus of Luc’s free and project-related visual work is on urban culture and street photography. His photographic work has been awarded, shown in solo and group exhibitions and published in magazines and journals.

Jeremy Hawkins is a New York-born, French-American poet, researcher, and lecturer. He teaches at the Strasbourg National School of Architecture, on topics ranging from architectural language, to creative writing in design, and narrating design projects. His poetry and literary criticism have been published in Europe and the United States. He continues to be active in the literary community but has also decided to devote more of his energy as a writer to research. As a researcher, he works on the material aspects of poetic language, and specifically how it influences our bodies in space. This is the foundation of his doctoral project in Creative Writing, that he currently pursuing in the form of a Doctor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Glasgow.

Jeremy is particularly interested in how creative writing and poetic practices can impact spatial design processes, notably in architecture and urbanism, and how design environments can in turn influence writing done within or alongside them.


This event is part of a workshop organized within the framework of the COST Action CA18126 – Writing Urban Places. The local organising team is comprised of the Insurgent Spatial Practices (research collective), the School of Architecture, and the Department of Environmental Policy at Tampere University and is supported by STUE (Sustainable Transformation of Urban Environments).