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University of Basel

Image and freedom

Image and freedom

Image and freedom

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The freedom of images never ceases to be a point of contention. Again and again, political and social disputes are conducted through images – as are many violent conflicts.

What we have seen can leave a deep impression on our consciousness, both personal and collective. And because images emanate a powerful force, they are themselves at risk. On the other hand, images can also embody a piece of freedom, depicting things that do not exist.

On an academic level, a thematic focus of the University of Basel revolves around the power and meaning of images. Accordingly, UNI NOVA introduces a number of projects on the topic of “image and freedom”.

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