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Κυρ, Απρ
UNESCO Chair
on Visual Anticipation
and Futures Literacy
towards Visual Literacy

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What if? Dr. Vicky Karaiskou - Open University of Cyprus UNESCO Chair 

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NOVEMBER 10, 2023

Dr. Vicky Karaiskou, the Director of the Chair, presented the Chair’s project “BABELproject: Challenge your visual perceptions” during the “Slow Curating: Time, Memory and Representation” online workshop, an activity of the COST Action “Slow Memory”, organized by the WG6 “Training and Building Capacity”.

JULY 4, 2023

Dr. Vicky Karaiskou, the Director of the Chair, presented her short film Trojan Women reimagined at the Memory Studies Association (MSA) Communities and Change Film Program, during the 7th Annual Conference of MSA at the Newcastle University, UK.

JUNE 27, 2023

Dr. Vicky Karaiskou, the Director of the Chair, presented a lecture on “Frontiers of the Visible: Imagining Alternative Futures”, during the 29th International Conference of Europeanists, University of Iceland, Reykjavik.

FEBRUARY 19, 2023

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The Visual Literacy Chair (Dr. Vicky Karaiskou) collaborated with Dr. Epaminondas Christophilopoulos, Chairholder of the Greek Chair on Futures Research, and the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, on the "Holocaust Museum of Greece" initiative. For the Futures Lab on "The Holocaust Museum in Thessaloniki 2043" see more at: 

https://www.amna.gr/macedonia/article/712400/Thessaloniki-Future-lab-gia-to--Mouseio-Olokautomatos-?fbclid=IwAR3td2NKu_tj6Jpx5wgFo3HTPA_v7zAKzco-ZpXUzAFA1ARZY6rHEGmczQw 

https://www.jct.gr/view.php?id=1031&fbclid=IwAR218Y8um3vaSkySYJn1gG07yeFYe08hQ9WXABtIbYvXeMz_9DzZfqw7kMk

DECEMBER 10, 2022

The official launching of the UNESCO Chair on “Visual Anticipation and Futures Literacy towards Visual Literacy” took place on December 10 in Nicosia. See more at https://www.ouc.ac.cy/index.php/el/news-events-menu-2/nea/374-news-general/2664-unescolaunch-2. 

DECEMBER 2, 2022

World Futures Day, December 2, 2022

UNESCO has unanimously adopted December 2nd as World Futures Day at the 41st session of it’s General Conference, on November 24, 2021 in Paris. It is an invitation to the countries of the world to develop their capabilities and governance towards proactive policy-making and sustainable development for future generations, as well as international collaboration that encourages communities to participate in the process of creating the future.

World Futures Day also aims to enable countries to use scientific tools that enhance awareness on the importance of anticipating the future and inventing new solutions that stimulate creativity and innovation.

https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000379155

NOVEMBER 3-4, 2022

30th anniversary celebration of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme. UNESCO, Paris, 3-4 November 2022

JULY 7, 2022

Dr. Vicky Karaiskou, UNESCO Chairholder, co-facilitated the workshop on the Future of Museums, organized and executed by the General Secretariat of the Greek Government and the Special Secretariat for Foresight.