Allow yourself to wonder… and traverse shapes and shades at the rims of urban settings.
ZOOM: IO2S ⚘ Marginal spaces of the city: structures and images
April 2, 2022 / 6pm (MSK), 4pm (UTC+1h)
Lecturer: Olga Lavrenova
Commentator: Tiit Remm
Chair: Yulia Nikitenko
Meeting room: https://zoom.us/j/92682267417
Stream link: https://youtu.be/_wfDja-6vA8
Olga Lavrenova (1969), Russian geographer, philosopher, historian. DSc (Philosophy), PhD (Geography). She is a leading researcher of the Institute for Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INION RAN, in Russian), professor at the National University of Science and Technology (MISiS) and at the GITR Film and Television School. She is also Deputy Director for Science at the Nicholas Roerich Museum of the International Centre of the Roerichs, President of the International Association for Semiotics of Space and Time (IASSp+T, Switzerland), and Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts. Fulbright grantee (2021) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Texas at Austin. Author of over 180 publications, including the monograph: Spaces and Meanings: Semantics of the Cultural Landscape (Springer, 2019). She is the author of the long-term interdisciplinary scientific project “The Geography of Art” (since 1992, 10 collections were published and 7 conferences were held). The project considers the territorial problems of culture and art, reflected in the art of the geographical space, the role of regional factors in the formation of art schools and artworks. Particular attention is given to topics such as artistic perception of the cultural landscape, the place of art in shaping the cultural landscape and the image of the territory, as well as the concepts of space in works of art. She is also the author of the long-term interdisciplinary scientific project “Russia and the East: the interaction in art” (since 2018, 2 conferences were held and 1 collection was published).
Tiit Remm is a researcher of semiotics and director of curricula in semiotics in the University of Tartu. His research is focused on sociosemiotics and semiotics of space, particularly on urban semiotics and the use of spatial environment and spatial concepts for societal management as well as semiotic aspects of spatial modelling in humanities and social sciences in more general. He defended his dissertation “Sociocultural Space: Spatial Modelling and the Sociocultural World” in 2015.
This event is part of the 2022 International Open Seminar on Semiotics: a Tribute to John Deely on the Fifth Anniversary of His Passing, cooperatively organized by the Institute for Philosophical Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, the Lyceum Institute, the Deely Project, Saint Vincent College, the Iranian Society for Phenomenology at the Iranian Political Science Association, the International Association for Semiotics of Space and Time, the Institute for Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Semiotic Society of America, the American Maritain Association, the International Association for Semiotic Studies, the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies, the International Center for Semiotics and Intercultural Dialogue, Moscow State Academic University for the Humanities and the Mansarda Acesa with the support of the FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Government of Portugal under the UID/FIL/00010/2020 project.
Image designed by Zahra Soltani.