TICASS project

TICASS  = Technologies of Imaging in Communication, Art and Social Sciencies 

About the project:

The international research project TICASS is focused on technologies of imaging in communication, arts and social science. The visual technologies influence a lot of fields and disciplines what has a important place in actual society. The visual language, the visual learning, visual literacy are main topic of project. 
The TICASS project is interested in the perception of the public space, we ask the following question – how do people in different cities read and how they perceive the visual signs, icons, QR codes, graphic design ­and pictures?

Institutions in project:
Akademia Sztuki w Szczecinie (AASZ) – Poland, main coordinator
Università degli Studi di Macerata (UNIMC) – Italy
Polski Uniwersytet na Obczyźnie w Londynie (PUNO) – UK
Stowarzyszenie Edukacja, Nauka, Kultura (SENK) – Poland
Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně v Ústí nad Labem, Fakulta umění a designu (FUD UJEP) – CZ
Pwani University in Kilifi (c. Mombasa) –  Kenya

The outputs in project: conferences, publications, exhibitions, workshops, exchange of experience, international cooperation
Start: 1. 5. 2017
End: 30. 6. 2021
The project is extended due to the COVID-19 situation.

This project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement NO 734602 (FUNDING PROGRAMME H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016)

More about the project and the actual activities:

MSCA support is based on a secondments and an exchange of experience. From 2017 we realised 4 secondments (Poland, Kenya, Great Britain, Italy), 4 conferences, numbers of workshops, seminarts, lectures and research exhibition connected with a focus group. The last secondment in Czech Republic was plan from April to June 2020, but thanks to situation with COVID-19, it will in 2021.


We prepare a secondment for researcher in TICASS project in Ústí nad Labem (CZ) for montht of May and June 2021! The project will focus on a research in a visual communication in the public space (team of Pwani University, Polish Education Institution SENK and UJEP). You can look forward on the workshop, lectures and presentations of outputs.


ONLINE conference
PERSPECTIVES: Educational Aspects of Technologies of Imaging in the Perspective of Visual Literacy

Date of conference: 22. - 23. 10. 2020
More about conference and few of video recordings and presentation you can find here:
Deadline for abstract sending was 10. 4. 2020 → open call for download

The conference was related to the technology of imaging and visual literacy. Also educational aspects of art and culture and informal education using art approach was included. The conference opened space for introduction of various art education systems and concepts at universities. Visual technologies have large impact on many areas creating important communication environments. They are articulating new language of visual narration and multiple ways of reading of visual symbols.

Conference topics:
• Visual literacy in the era of image information
• Methods and approaches to art education, education with art practice, new trends in education
• Transformation of imaging technologies through traditional concepts to new possibilities
• Collaboration in creative areas and the role of art in innovative education


final show

We are pleased to invite you to the opening of the online international exhibition RAPPROCHEMENT WITH PUBLIC SPACE on Wednesday January 27 at 7 pm.

For the opening follow the link here: (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89910913853?pwd=OHpUWWxEU01wVFNTTHJhV0dxOXNxdz09 )
Meeting ID: 899 1091 3853 / Passcode: F9iTr4

You can look forward to the introduction of researchers in a project TICASS and a guided tour.

Enter to the online gallery space and more about the steps for a final show in the project you can find here → https://ticass.ujep.cz/rapprochement/.

Online gallery of a final exhibition RAPPROCHEMENT WITH THE PUBLIC SPACE invites all people to explore and experience a visual identity and visual communication in the public space of cities in the Czech Republic, Italy, Kenya, Poland, South Africa and the United Kingdom, and its aesthetics. The aim of the exhibition is to get the recipients familiar with other cultural patterns of a visual communication and bring them closer to the perception of the pictures.

The exhibition would like to help to develop the experience with visuality in the public space and with a visual thinking. The show presented the diversity of a visual language and described the context of image using in society, specifically in the public space of cities and their surroundings.



RAPPROCHEMENT with the public space

Exhibition venue: Gallery 2, Ústí nad Labem House of Arts Faculty of Art and Design at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem

28. 4. - 29. 5. 2020
Despite of actual situation with COVID-19, we start to prepare an exhibition RAPPROCHEMENT in Gallery 2 at the Ústí nad Labem House of Arts! Gallery 2 has large windows and viewers can watch the exhibition (and also installation) during May from a street. You can visit the exposition personally from 26. 5. 2020 and also be a part of our focus groups (more adela.machova@ticass.eu). We stay open to June 3 with this exhibition.

The exhibition “RAPPROCHEMENT with the public space” focuses on the city spaces in the Czech Republic, Italy, Kenya, Poland, South Africa and the United Kingdom, and its aesthetics. The researchers of TICASS project collected the pictures of their public space and prepared the documentary photographs for this exhibition. The aim of the exhibition is to get the recipients familiar with other cultural patterns of a visual communication and bring them closer to the perception of the pictures. We assumed that people usually walk through the public place and their perception is in a standby mode, because they are attacked by many pictures, signs and symbols all the time. They see the visual signs, but they do not (want to) decode the messages. The exhibition shows how the viewer could pay attention to what is present in the picture, and why it is there. Remember that there is a possible gap between what you see and what is the first impression.
The exhibition is a part of the international project TICASS – Technologies of Imaging in Communication, Art and Social Science which focuses on the visual technologies and their significant influence on people, and also on the visual literacy. “RAPPROCHEMENT with the public space” is a presentation that will be transferred to all TICASS member institutions. The exhibition serves as a research tool and within the exhibition, the researchers work with different target groups in the form of workshops.

full text about exhibition for viewers