In the communication of global content in contexts of learning and teaching, photographs play an important role as information carriers. In this context, it is central not to use visual material as an illustration of content, but to understand it as a communication medium in its own right: Photography itself generates and transports content and thus produces messages and knowledge. However, to ensure that images do not reproduce stereotypes and perpetuate power asymmetries, a differentiated and critical approach to visual material is of great importance: photographs always show only a small section of the world from a particular perspective.
In four advanced training modules per year, we want to provide teachers and speakers with critical image competencies and invite them to familiarize themselves with the topic of visual representation and its contents and methods. For this purpose, we invite experts who illuminate the topic from different perspectives. The focus of all training modules is on factual knowledge, techniques and applications.