Higher Seminar in Cognitive Semiotics at Lund University

  • Ilaria Hoppe (Invited speaker)
  • Georgios Stampoulidis (Organiser)
  • Bengtsen, P. (Organiser)
  • Hannerz, E. (Organiser)
  • Jacob Kimvall (Participant)
  • Paulsson, A. (Participant)
  • Zlatev, J. (Participant)
  • Sara Lenninger (Participant)
  • Anu Vastenius (Participant)
  • Sandin, G. (Participant)
  • Erik Rynell (Participant)
  • Blomberg, J. (Participant)
  • Juan Carlos Mendoza-Collazos (Participant)
  • Linea Brink Andersen (Participant)
  • Sigrid Svensson (Participant)
  • Peter Skoglund (Participant)
  • Persson, T. (Participant)

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Do Images Act on the Streets? Street Art and the Image Act Theory

Ilaria Hoppe presented aspects on her research on street art in combination with the image act theory summarized and proposed by the German art historian Horst Bredekamp. This highly discussed approach constitutes itself as an alternative to the speech act theory (Austin), pointing out that images have an own agency, an effect creating reaction and response. Thus, it tries to overcome the classical Cartesian subject-object-division and offers a way of thinking through and with the image constituting reality. Hoppe presents this holistic view with examples of street art, which appear anonymously in the public sphere and do not always have a distinct meaning. The question arises, whether images always act.
Period2019 Feb 7
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Free keywords

  • street art
  • urban creativity
  • Cognitive Semiotics
  • art history
  • Image Act