CREAM PhD researcher Lucy Rogers presents her paper ‘Landscapes of Myth, Memory and Imagination: Ursula Schulz-Dornburg’s Memoryscapes’ at The International Conference on Photography Studies: Photography and Site on Wednesday 6 December. 

In this paper, Rogers explores the cold war or more specifically, the Soviet Union and its imperial ambitions, as one of multiple overarching narratives and timescales which come together and intersect throughout the photographic practice of the artist, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg.

The International Conference of Photography Studies, will be held on 4-6 December 2023 at Colégio dos Jesuítas, Universidade da Madeira, Funchal, Portugal, with the theme Photography and Site – Routes, Cartographies and Drifts. The conference aims to explore the ways in which photography has been used to map and represent territories, as well as documenting journeys, migrations and movements across landscapes. In addition to designating spatially defined territories, the notion of “site” has been associated with metaphorical and metonymic meanings, with historical, identity and relational dimensions, which replace or, at least, superimpose this more essential geographic dimension.

Find out more about the conference here.