Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Jul
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

Free event.

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Janneke van Leeuwen and Andreas Roepstorff - Conversations in Time
Jun
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Janneke van Leeuwen and Andreas Roepstorff - Conversations in Time

Conversations in Time is a series of conversations inspired by the American artist, critic and author, Suzi Gablik’s groundbreaking book, Conversations Before the End of Time (1995).Inspired by its still prescient dialogues, artists, writers and cultural thinkers have been recorded in one to one conversations, broadly inspired by the question: What is the purpose or role of art in an age of accelerating social change and environmental uncertainty?New conversations will be added throughout the duration of the Aarhus European Capital of Culture 2017 Public Programme.

https://player.fm/series/conversations-in-time/janneke-van-leeuwen-and-andreas-roepstorff-conversations-in-time

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Created Out of Mind: Shaping Public Perception of Dementia through the Arts and Sciences
Jun
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Created Out of Mind: Shaping Public Perception of Dementia through the Arts and Sciences

with Mr. Charlie Harrison, Ms. Charlie Murphy, Ms. Janneke Van Leeuwen & Prof. Paul Camic

This is a participatory event that explores how the arts+the sciences can impact research and dementia care. The audience will be invited to 'test out' 4 art experiences that are being developed by collaborators at the Wellcome Collection's Hub residency in dementia. People with and without dementia are welcome to attend.

The Thinking Eye's founder Janneke van Leeuwen invites you all to join her in an open exploration of a visual artwork from the Wellcome Collection, using the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) method.

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Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Mar
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

Costs: Free event.

 

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Look Again Special at The Photographers' Gallery: Blind Sight
Jul
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Look Again Special at The Photographers' Gallery: Blind Sight

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

During this special edition of Look Again both sighted and blind people are invited to join as we will explore the presented artwork through both sight and touch.

Costs: Free event.

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Thinker in Residence Talk, The Photographers' Gallery
Jun
16
12:00pm12:00pm

Thinker in Residence Talk, The Photographers' Gallery

Between May and September 2016 The Photographers' Gallery invites all visitors to become a Thinker in Residence at The Photographers’ Gallery to think about and talk about photography.

Notice: On the 16th of June The Thinking Eye's Founder Janneke van Leeuwen will be in conversation with Thinker in Residence Programme Leader Oliver Whitehead. There has been a change of time however and the conversation will now take place between 12:00 and 12:45. They will talk about mirrored perspective taking in brain trauma rehabilitation and how this relates to Rochelle Costi's interactive installation at The Photographers' Gallery.

Costs: Free event.

Thinker in Residence Blog

 

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Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Apr
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

Costs: Free.

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Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) & Brain Dynamics
Mar
11
3:00pm 3:00pm

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) & Brain Dynamics

The Thinking Eye's founder Janneke van Leeuwen will give a lecture on Google Hangout to an invited group of education experts on the topic of VTS & Brain Dynamics .

An increasing body of neuroimaging studies link visual perception to a major brain network called the Default Mode Network (DMN). This network is thought to be responsible for our sense of identity, our social awareness and moral compass. This network also enables us to remember our past as well as envision and plan our future. What these findings suggest is that visual understanding is directly connected to the kind of complex thought processes we consider to be ultimately human. Neuroimaging studies have also pointed out another unexpected reason why visual literacy is a such vital life skill. The Default Mode Network also shows increased activity when we engage in creative thought processes and when we look at art that we find very interesting. Janneke van Leeuwen will explain which different brain processes are involved when we try to make sense of the world around us and what effects art has on the brain. She will connect this to the mechanisms of the arts-based facilitated learning method Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) to explain from a brain perspective why this method has proven to be successful in guiding social & cognitive development.

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Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Jan
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

Costs: Free

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Free VTS facilitator training try-out
Dec
29
to Dec 30

Free VTS facilitator training try-out

The Thinking Eye will kick-off with a try-out of the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) training programme for professional development. There is place for max. 10 participants to take part for free in this 2-days VTS facilitator training across London-based museums. The programme will be 25% theory and 75% practice. The Thinking Eye's founder and VTS trainer Janneke van Leeuwen will explain more about the theoretical framework behind the VTS method and will link this to recent neuroscientific research into how our brains perceive art. Everyone will get the opportunity to practice their VTS moderating skills guided by coaching. In return The Thinking Eye would appreciate a research collaboration and feedback on the training programme. A formal art education is not a prerequisite to take part.

The Thinking Eye is looking forward to get started!

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Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Oct
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

Costs: Free

The Photographers' Gallery: Look Again Oct 22 2015

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Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Apr
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

 

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Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery
Oct
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

Look Again at The Photographers' Gallery

Look Again invites an intimate group of participants to look intensively at a single photograph they are unfamiliar with and read it out-loud together. This looking group, hosted by Janneke van Leeuwen, works with the VTS method and is focused on slowing down the way in which we as viewers look at images. The sessions bring into question the difference between looking and seeing.

 

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