Ricarda Vidal - Visual Culture

Guest Lectures and Roundtable Discussions

  • “Even further away”, a workshop for translation students at the University of Lancaster, 23rd April 2017


  • A talk on intersemiotic translation at International Translation Day, in collaboration with Rawan Serhan of Languitecture,  Free Word Centre / PEN / British Library, 30 September 2016


  • “Scent: Translating through the Nose”, talk and roundtable discussion with Euan Cameron and Marta Dziurosz, Free Word Centre, London, 2nd June 2016


  •  Translation Zones”, roundtable discussion at Birmingham Library, 17th May 2016


  • Serial Killers and the Power of Collecting
    Panel discussion on “Death and Immortality”, Mind-Brain-Forum, King’s College London, Guy’s Campus, 17 November 2015, 6.30-8.30pm


  • Roundtable on Translation at ‘Migrating Texts’
    Senate House, University of London, 1 November, 9.30-13.00., 1 November 2014.


  • The Infinite Repetition of the Accidentdentdent: Making Sense of Warhol’s “Death in America” (1962-3) guest lecture, Southampton Solent, 8 November 2013.


  • “Translation Games – Roundtable and Mini Exhibition” Arts and Humanities Festival, King’s College London, 24 October 2013.


  • “Car Crash Culture – from Futurism via Pop Art to the yBas” guest lecture, Christie’s London/ University of Glasgow, 22 May 2013.


  • “Atlantropa: Macro-engineering the Mediterranean for Peace or Climate Control” guest lecture, University College London, 5 March 2013.


  • “Atlantropa – one of the missed opportunities of the future” guest lecture, University of Leeds, 28 January 2013.


  • “Was uns Autodesign über die Kulturgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts erzählen kann. Transdisziplinäre Forschungsansätze.” [What car design can tell us about the cultural history of the 20th century. Transdisciplinary research approaches], guest lecture at University of Oldenburg, Germany, 6 December 2012.


  • “Atlantropa – Science Fact and Science Fiction” plenary at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 24-28 February 2012.


  • “Curating the Moving Image”, roundtable at the Magdalene Festival, Magdalene College, Cambridge, 9 February 2012.


  • “Of Gentrification and other Stories: Janet Cardiff in Spitalfields”, guest lecture for MA Cultural Memory and Heritage Studies, University of East London, 9 November 2011.


  • “Atlantropa – Fact and Fiction”, roundtable on science fact and science fiction, British Library, 16 September 2011.


  • “Atlantropa  –  1927 to 2011“ at “Seminar in Visual Culture 2011: Alternative Worlds”, IGRS, University of London, 25 May 2011.


  • “Capturing Real Life: The Truth of Photography?” Portman Gallery, London, 14 March 2008.


  • “Fun and Games: The Gallery as Adult Play Centre”, as part of a panel discussion within the series 60 Years of Curating organised by Ben Cranfield and Jen Thatcher, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 29 February 2008.


  • “Caspar David Friedrich through a Broken Windscreen: Arnold Odermatt’s Peaceful Crash Scenes” at Denkanstöße Seminar Series, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 31 January 2008.


  • “The Importance of the Void in the Modernist City and its Aestheticization in Contemporary Artist Film” at Imagined Cities Seminar Series, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 30 November 2007.