Draws upon photography to discuss the construction of childhood within the ecological spaces of globalization.
Laura Trafí-Prats is an associate professor of art and education at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Originally from Barcelona, Spain, she previously served as assistant professor at the School of Education, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and as visiting assistant professor of visual culture studies at the Universitat de Barcelona. As an art educator, her research interests concentrate on the intersections between childhood and contemporary visual culture, with an emphasis on emancipated spectatorship, spatial pedagogies, postcolonial childhoods, and collaborative visual culture productions with children. She is author of several publications where these conceptual connections are presented and elaborated, including “Destination Raval Sud: A Case Study on Pedagogy, Aesthetics, and the Spatial Experience of Growing Up Urban,” and “Urban Children as Emancipated Viewers: Narratives of Self and Place in the City of Milwaukee,” both published in Studies in Art Education. She is currently working on a book manuscript that uses a Deleuzian framework to interpret how childhood is dealt with in cinema.
The Existential Territories of Global Childhoods: Resingularizing Subjectivity Through Ecologies.
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