Roma Visual Lab

Anthropological visual interpretation with the participation of social scientists, film professionals and university students.

Roma Visual Lab

Anthropological visual interpretation with the participation of social scientists, film professionals and university students.

Roma Visual Lab(oratory) is an innovative form of studying Roma images as a result of a higher educational course development. It has been founded in 2011 and since then it has been functioning as a community film club, based on student involvement, active participation. In the tradition of engaged scholarship it has become a place of cultural resistance, moving the lessons into unique cultural spaces open for public. It pays critical attention to the media and other visual representation of the Roma. It is based on the argument that the visualization of the Roma does not mean at the same time their visibility. It shifts focus on different elements of Roma visibility in each season (semester): it integrates the reactions and feedbacks of the students and the audience into its program organizing process. The university (BA and MA) courses connected to the Roma Visual Lab change and are added with new contents, thus follow (or on the contrary, advance) the maturity process inherent in the lab’s work. This website records, archives all these acts and events. But hopefully it is not just an archive but far more than that: it is a way of reflexive knowledge production, a source of inspiration for those who are involved with the representation of social issues, cultural interpretation of films.

2020

Images and Places of Memory in Roma/Gypsy Popular Education

2019

MyStreet – History and Current Situation of Minor Images in Hungary

2018

Roma Images in Archives

2017

“Evening-making”. Open, Diverse, Permeable Communities

2016

Back-talk and the Creation of Proper Image. Media Anthropology Research

2015

Representation/

Self-representation. Identity Constructs in the Representation of Roma People

2014

Border crossing

2013

Roma Cultural, Artistic and Political Activities after the Regime Change

2015

2012

Visibility – Regaining Control over Identity

2011

Representation of Roma People in Documentary Films



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