Mr Roel Paredaens
I am an academic, practitioner and researcher, I joined the University in 2015 as Course Leader & Senior Lecturer to the BA(Hons) Photography course. Before this I was a Teaching Fellow in Photography at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.
I obtained a Master in Photography at Sint Lukas (Luca School of Arts), Brussels, Belgium in 2006 and a Master in Fine Art (Photography ) at the Royal College of Art, London, UK in 2008. I am a Fellow of the Advanced HE.
As Course Leader I work to ensure students have an excellent education in the field of photography, leading and overseeing the development of the curriculum with my colleagues in the department. I am Level 6 coordinator and module coordinator for Level 6 Major Projects in Photography and Level 5 Professional Practice & Freelance Experience. I also contribute to teaching on Level 5: Photographic Critical Practices and Research, Advanced Skills and Innovation and Research in the Public Sphere. For Level 6 I contribute to Advanced Digital Process. I organise and oversee the Visiting Speaker programme, Portsmouth and London shows and the graduate publications and events.
I am a member of the newly established ‘This’ photographic research group. My broader research interest within photography explores the structures and boundaries of narrative, considering photography both as a scientific and an abstract medium in relationship to concepts such as ecology, sustainability and the representation of non-visual experiences. My current research interests include the representation of idealized memories and experiences of the Belgian coast through the use of the land and object.
My works has been exhibited and published internationally, with selected highlights being Daegu Photo Biennale, South Korea, Photomonth, Krakow, Poland and Screenworlds’ Contemporary Photography from Flanders, Brussels.