Media, Art and Design. InterculturalEducation Strategies, edited by RositaDeluigi, Adela Machova, Flavia Stara.Faculty of Art and Design at Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem & University of Macerata, Macerata / Usti nad Labem 2021.

We invite you to read the book Media, Art and Design. InterculturalEducation Strategies, which presents the results of research in visual languages and visual literacy and recommendations for studies in media, art, and design.

The following educational recommendations are the collective work of Italian, Czech, and Polish researchers. The general overview of international studies of visual languages and communication is given by Flavia Stara, who presents images as a vehicular language for interdisciplinary dialogue. Relationships between knowledge structures and content and the use of visual languages are analyzed in the second part of the book from the perspective of social interactions taken from transcultural vantage points. The practical application of such a perspective is presented by Kateřina Dytrtov., who shows the importance of a deep cultural approach to visual signs and art, not just a superficial grasp and use, for the sake of understanding. The third part of the book is dedicated to specific educational strategies for teaching visual languages, focused on the cultural context, visual literacy skills, intercultural interactions, critical approaches, creative experiences, and transcultural validations of the experience in order to develop subjective and collective visual competences – knowledge and abilities – within mutual and social understanding. In the fourth part of the book, Giuseppe Capriotti explains the theoretical tools used for analysis in detail; especially Paul Martin Lester’s visual communication analysis and Harold Dwight Lasswell’s approach to visual signs in his communication model. The fifth part discusses the results delivered by Rosita Deluigi of the interdisciplinary round table held at the 4th International TICASS Conference “P.Art-icipA˝tion. Education, Visual Languages and Intercultural Strategies”, 25th-26th of November, the Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism at the University of Macerata and at the Museo Buonaccorsi, Italy. Finally, the last part of the book presents the best practices elaborated during the TICASS project in Italy, the Czech Republic, and Kenya.

You can find the book also in ZENODO repository operated by CERN, indexed in OpenAIRE with DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5621335