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Sensing it Coming: Regarding the Aesthetics of Risk

Cavallo, Francesca Laura (2020) Sensing it Coming: Regarding the Aesthetics of Risk. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (KAR id:84691)

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Abstract

Today the ubiquitous guidance, warnings and protocols of risk management construct possible futures as risks to be managed. How is this need to manage risk transforming the contemporary visual language? Are its rhetorics of danger, reassurance or rationality effectively convincing us that we are prepared? Can art reconcile us with these issues and be a safe space for constructing resilience? This dissertation focusses on the rhetorics of risk from the perspective of art and visual culture, examining warnings, instructions, drills and data visualisations across risk and art.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Newall, Michael
Thesis advisor: Burgess, Adam
Uncontrolled keywords: Art, Risk, Visual Culture, Aesthetics, Probability, Safety, Communication, Pre-enactment, Preparedness, Curating, Exhibitions, Public Health, Risk Management, Disaster, Survival, Manuals, Data Visualisation, Contemporary Art
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2020 12:10 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/84691 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cavallo, Francesca Laura: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4041-4999
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