Jenni Lauwrens

Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture Studies
University of Pretoria
Participates in 1 Session

Email: jenni.lauwrens@up.ac.za

Jenni Lauwrens obtained a PhD in Art History and Image Studies from the University of the Free State (UFS) in 2015. She is a senior lecturer in Visual Arts in the School of the Arts at the University of Pretoria (UP) and lectures Visual Culture Studies on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Jenni has been on the editorial board of De Arte since 2015 and was elected Chairperson of the board in 2021.

Jenni’s research focuses on the intersection of visual culture studies and sensory studies. She is interested in how the senses are solicited, performed and experienced in encounters with art, visual culture and digital technologies. Jenni has published articles in a variety of South African and international journals and has presented papers at conferences in South Africa, Australia, the UK, and Denmark. In 2010 she was invited to present a paper at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago (SAIC). Her most recent publications include an article entitled “Hearing the pain of others: An exploration of empathy and voice in “This Song is For ... and Love Story’” (2020) in Image & Text; “Seeing touch and touching sight: A reflection on the tactility of vision” (2019) in Senses and Society; “Touch as an aesthetic experience” (2019) in Journal of Visual Art Practice. In 2018 she published a chapter entitled “Digital humanities meets sensory ethnography: Using digital resources to understand multisensory experiences in a public place” in Voices from the South: Digital Arts and Humanities, edited by Amanda du Preez.

 

Sessions in which Jenni Lauwrens participates

Thursday 6 May, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:30
10:30

Sessions in which Jenni Lauwrens attends

Thursday 6 May, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00
11:30
11:30
13:30
13:30
Ellen Lupton
Keynote speaker
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsoni...
David Howes
Moderator
concordia university
Professor, Sociology and...
15:30
15:30

Friday 7 May, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00
9:30
9:30
11:30
11:30
13:30
13:30
Jordan LeBel
Moderator
concordia university

Saturday 8 May, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:30
9:30
  • Session 3.1.1 WORKSHOP: Breath of Fresh Air
  • Signup required
  • 9:30 - 11:00  | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Workshop
    WORKSHOP: Breath of Fresh Air
11:30
11:30
  • Session 3.2.4: WORKSHOP: Self-Documenting Life
  • Signup required
  • 11:30 - 13:00  | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Workshop
    WORKSHOP: Self-Documenting Life
13:30
13:30
Diane Roberts
Speaker
Concordia - HUMA program
PhD Candidate
David Howes
Moderator
concordia university
Professor, Sociology and...
15:30
15:30

Sunday 9 May, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:30
9:30
16:00
16:00