Redeye's Rethink Sessions aim to help photographers and artists navigate and adapt to the COVID-19 crisis; to reprioritise, and find new ideas and income during the pandemic and beyond. 

Please join us for a Rethink Session with Dr Katrin Joost presenting a philosophical take on the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our lives individually and collectively.

‘Self isolation and other restrictions lead to the shrinking of our lifeworld. It is in some ways similar to experiencing illness, but on the other hand the current situation is essentially a collective experience. I feel this has two opposing consequences; on the one hand the world feels objectively different - this means that it is not only an individual response to personal circumstances, but we all have to relate to our surroundings and other people differently. On the other hand, there is comfort in not being alone in this situation. We could partake in a deep experience of solidarity that makes us all consider our humanity.’


Dr Katrin Joost is an academic with research interests in the fields of the philosophy of photography, photography theory, media philosophy and post-phenomenology. Fascinated with the meaning of photographic seeing and the impact of the ubiquity of photography on world- and self-apprehension, she presents at conferences such as Photomedia Helsinki, published work such as 'Intimating Mortality' (2013, Cambridge Scholar Publishing) and presented recently a paper: 'Photographic Post-Truth: From Idealised Perception to the Priority of the Image' at Helsinki Photomedia, organised by Aalto University.


Who is it for?

This event is free and open to all. Recommended for photographers, artists and other creators, and anyone taking a long view of how the pandemic might affect things.


Tuesday 21st April 2020, 6pm - 7:15pm.


Online! Booking will close on Tuesday 21st April at 2pm and we will then be in touch with everyone who has registered with the meeting code and password. You will need an internet connection and a computer, smartphone or tablet. This event will take place over Zoom, you don't need an account to join in but if you have an older browser you might find that the desktop app runs more smoothly.


Please register for free by 2pm on Tuesday 21st April to receive your invitation to the meeting.


Image by Katrin Joost.

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