About

Fotomuseum Winterthur’s educational project From Print to Pixel is designed to foster competence in dealing with images and media. In a context framed by digital media and new advances in technology, the project opens the door on current developments in photography and discusses their impact on us as a society.

 

Images are an ever-present feature of our lives – on Instagram alone, over a hundred million visual posts are shared every day. But in the process of these images being produced, disseminated and viewed, what traces are left behind? How does this influence our perception, values and behaviour? And what effect does it have on our self-image?

The project offers a varied programme, working together with a range of experts to examine the social, cultural, economic, political and technological mechanisms associated with the production, circulation and reception of images. A further focus is on the challenges, opportunities and (activist) potential afforded by our interaction with networked images. From Print to Pixel discusses artistic, scientific and everyday practices in a spirit of openness and experimentation. The project helps participants to read and categorise images with a critical eye, encouraging them to reflect on the way they use media and to adopt an approach to this that is informed by creative autonomy. The underlying concept here is: Get the full picture!

Programme

For schools, teaching staff and teenagers:

Workshops: in the classroom or at the museum
Teaching materials: free to download in three languages (DE, EN and FR)
Articles:  by experts on current topics, in three languages (DE, EN and FR)

For teenagers and adults:

Events: with experts, online and at Fotomuseum Winterthur
Articles:  by experts on current topics, in three languages (DE, EN and FR)

Innovation Partner

With support from Migros Pioneer Fund, Fotomuseum Winterthur’s From Print to Pixel project is launching a next-generation museum offering. Together with various audience groups, skills are being developed for critical reflection in dealing with photographic images. Various online and offline channels, events and workshop will open the museum to the public as a place for discussion.

 

 

The Migros Pioneer Fund looks for and supports ideas with social potential. It enables pioneering projects that break new ground and seek out forward-looking solutions. Its impact-oriented funding approach combines financial support with coaching services. The Migros Pioneer Fund is part of the Migros Group’s social engagement and is enabled by the Migros Group with around CHF 15 million annually. For further information: www.migros-pionierfonds.ch/en

 

Collaboration Partners

From Print to Pixel is working with partner institutions to create a nationwide network. Since 10.11.2020, as part of a cooperative undertaking with the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, the Photomobile Elysée will present the workshop Mes identités numériques, which has been developed by Fotomuseum Winterthur. The Musée de L’Elysée intends the workshop to be a vehicle that can support participants in learning to think critically about images so as to enable them to use media in a sensible, autonomous way.

 

Imprint

Concept: Carol Baumgartner, Nadine Wietlisbach
Project manager / Communication: Janis Huber
Editor: Vicky Kiefer, Patrizia Munforte
Authors: Jana Honegger, Sophie-Charlotte Opitz, Maria Rutschke, Karolin Schwarz
Teaching material: Carol Baumgartner, Marian Cramm, Vicky Kiefer, Eva-Maria Knüsel, Annina Oliveri
Translations (German–English): Simon Cowper
Translations (German–French): Rachel Sene
Copy editing (German): Carol Baumgartner, Vicky Kiefer, Patrizia Munforte
Copy editing (English): Vicky Kiefer, Patrizia Munforte
Copy editing (French): Carol Baumgartner, Vicky Kiefer, Patrizia Munforte
Graphic design: Studio Achermann
Website: Fernando Obieta

 

Disclaimer

Fotomuseum Winterthur is a non-profit foundation. It operates this website as a vehicle for education and cultural mediation. The works reproduced here are treated as quotations, whose use is permitted under Swiss copyright law (URG). Links to third-party websites are provided as reference and do not constitute an espousal of any statements or content appearing on these websites. If you have any remarks, suggestions or complaints, please contact fromprinttopixel@fotomuseum.ch; we will take up the matter forthwith.