n Image & Text : a Journal for Design - Editorial

Volume 24, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1020-1491



The previous bumper issue of Image & Text was dedicated to thematic concerns regarding '' in visual culture. Number 24 is again an open issue that features current research from researchers in Gauteng and the Western Cape. In keeping with the wider ambit of the journal, the five articles reflect a diversity of current topics in various fields related to visual culture. A strong thematic link in this issue is the ever-popular topic of identity and its various manifestations in post-apartheid South Africa, and particularly the manner in which it is constantly embodied and enacted in various spatial contexts. Current methodologies such as practice-led artistic research also feature and reflect new ways in which artist-scholars are grappling with the interface between theory and practice. In addition to the research articles, there are two book reviews and two conference reports that reflect some of the current trajectories in scholarship. As always, the articles may appear divergent, yet they have many commonalities in terms of the interrogation of visual culture and visuality in contemporary culture.

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