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Re-framing Remembering

Re-framing Remembering
Short BIO Dr. Vicky Karaiskou, Open University of Cyprus, v.karaiskou@ouc.ac.cy
Vicky Karaiskou is Associate Professor in art history at the Open University of Cyprus and teaches in the “Cultural Policy and Development” MA programme.
She has been an Andrew J. Mellon Distinguished VisitorinResidence in the Fine Arts at Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN, United States in 2014. She is holder of the newly appointed UNESCO Chair on “Visual Anticipation and Futures Literacy towards Visual Literacy”. Since 2019 she facilitates Futures Literacy and Visual Literacy workshops around the world. Her research broadly focuses on the interactions between artworks and social milieu. Particular issues of research include visuality and visual literacy; culture and national identities; cultural and national memory; commemoration and public sculpture; and art and power.  More on her work here.

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