The M-Museum Leuven and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) will host the 51st annual conference of the International Visual Literacy Association.
Leuven is situated in the heart of Europe. At 20 kilometers outside Brussels and 15 minutes from Zaventem, Brussels International Airport, it is an accessible city. The city of Leuven, with 100,000 inhabitants and 50,000 college students is a typical historical European university city. The city itself is compact that makes everything within walking distance.
Leuven houses one of the oldest Universities in the world, yet Reuters declared it as the most innovative university of Europe. The basic curatorial principle used at the M is visual literacy --- making it a perfect venue for hosting a gathering of Visual Literacy scholars and practitioners.
For more information, please contact an IVLA Officer or Board Member.
Images from the M-Museum Leuven and KU Leuven websites.
About the Journal of Visual Literacy
The Journal of Visual Literacy (JVL) invites manuscripts that explore empirical, theoretical, practical, or applied aspects of visual literacy and communication. The journal reflects the eclectic nature of the membership of the International Visual Literacy Association, Inc. (IVLA) and publishes articles within, but not limited to the following areas:
- Information Design
- Visual Persuasion & Power
- Creativity, Artistic Expression
- Visual Analysis & Interpretation
- Design and Production of Visual Form
- Social, Political, & Economic Concerns
- International & Cultural Perspectives
- Cognition, Thinking, & Learning
- Visual Rhetoric & Communication
- Mass Communication & Journalism
- Museum Studies, Museum Technology
- Educational & Humanities Technology
- Film & Media Studies
- Computer Graphics & Multimedia
- Therapeutic Aspects of Visuals
- Visual & Perceptual Education
- Historical Uses of Imagery
Manuscripts pertaining to the effective use of visuals in communication, education, business, arts, humanities, commerce, medicine, law, design, and a wide variety of fields are encouraged. JVL encourages interdisciplinary authorship. Please feel free to discuss your creative ideas with the Editors.