Visual citizenship


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This project aims to investigate the ways that visual images have defined, contested and advanced ideas of Australian citizenship and rights during the twentieth century.

Responding to the lack of a shared mainstream understanding of Australian citizenship, it looks beyond legal definitions to explore cultural and especially visual views of citizenship over time. Visual culture plays an important role in helping us to recognise others as citizens (and non-citizens), and to build relationships between citizens across time and distance through the publication, circulation and reception of images.

The project may investigate particular forms of visual culture (photographs, art, media images) or issues.