Photomediations: a symposium and book launch


photomediations a reader

The Open and Hybrid Publishing pilot of Europeana Space have the pleasure to announce the publication of a book that arises from our work. Photomediations: A Reader (Open Humanities Press, 2016), edited by Kamila Kuc and Joanna Zylinska.

We’re holding a symposium to celebrate the launch of the book and to discuss the activities of the pilot:  come and join us for a half-day event exploring the relationship between photography and other media, and celebrating the launch of the open access book.

The book is available on an open access basis: it’s free to download in a pdf format HERE, but you can also buy a paper copy.

Also, you can visit here the Photomediations Open Book, the main outcome of the Open and Hybrid Publishing pilot.

Programme of the Symposium:

19 February 2016, 3pm-7pm

Goldsmiths, University of London, Room PSH326.


The concept of photomediations brings together the hybrid ontology of ‘light-based media’ and the fluid dynamism of ‘mediation’. The papers presented in the symposium will challenge the traditional classification of photography as suspended between art and social practice in order to capture the dynamism of the photographic medium today. They will also explore photography’s kinship with other media – and with us, humans, as media.


  • Professor Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths): Photography Reloaded, or What Are Photomediations?
  • Dr Kamila Kuc (Goldsmiths) and Dr Michael Wamposzyc (University of Portsmouth): Panel on Curating Open Photography
  • Dr Rob Coley (University of Lincoln): Ecological Detection
  • Professor David Bate (University of Westminster): Colour Space
  • Dr Anna Dahlgren (Stockholm University): Magazined Photographs

Launch of Photomediations: A Reader and wine reception


How to get to Goldsmiths and campus maps:

NB. Due to Crossrail works there will be no London Overground service to Goldsmiths on 19.02: you’ll need to take a replacement bus, or travel one stop on the train from London Bridge to New Cross instead.

The Reader and the symposium are part of the activities of Europeana Space, a project funded by the European Union’s ICT Policy Support Programme under GA n° 621037.

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