Master's Program in Visual Communication (M.Des)
התכנית לתואר שני בתקשורת חזותית
برنامج اللقب الثاني في التواصل البصري
Dr. Liat Lavi, head of the Master's Program in Visual Communication (M.Des.) and lecturer in the Department of Visual and Material Culture, is a researcher and writer in the fields of culture, philosophy and technology. Her articles have been published in professional journals, reference books, and catalogs, and have been presented at international conferences. In addition to other topics, Dr. Lavi’s research deals with the impact growing technologies have on human perception, and the ethical issues these technologies raise; as reflected, for example, in the developing discourse surrounding "robot rights", with respect to issues of gender, resource distribution, and visual culture.
Dr. Lavi is an attorney, with a degree in law and economics from Tel Aviv University, a bachelor's degree in art from Bezalel, and both a master's degree and a doctorate from the Program for Hermeneutics & Cultural Studies at Bar-Ilan University. She has lectured in the philosophy department at Bar-Ilan University and served as the CEO of the Shpilman Institute of Photography (a public benefit company).
Researcher, algorithm developer, and lecturer.
Studied humanities at Hebrew University and attained a Neuroscience Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University. Studies visual perception and information processing, in particular temporal and spatial aspects of attention orientation and eye movements.
Engages in data-based installations, and social activistm.
A visual artist, film director and producer, a distinguished lecturer in the M.Des program. She also teaches in Bezalel’s preparatory program for the Arab society.
Cohen has a B.A. in sociology and anthropology from Tel Aviv University, and an M.A. in communication with distinction from the New York Institute of Technology. Mother to two daughters, she lives and works in Tel-Aviv Jaffa.
Her films have been selected by film festivals all over the world, broadcast by television channels in Israel and abroad, and purchased by many museums and universities. Her award-winning film, My Terrorist, the first of a trilogy which deconstructs myths, was translated into twenty languages and broadcast in more than twenty countries. The trilogy was supported by Israeli film funds and broadcasters, Soros Open Society Foundation, the Danish Film Institute, BBC4, TV2 Denmark, VRT Belgium, YLE Finland, TvOntario and Arte/ZDF.
The Art of Film Prize was given to Yulie by the Jerusalem Film Festival in 2005.
Concluding a visual autobiographical investigation, Cohen realized the link between focusing on one’s personal story and finding one’s authentic artistic voice. On this foundation, she developed the methodology for her popular course in Bezalel, and a workshop, Documentathon, which she taught through Erasmus+ at the Design Faculty of Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
Dr. Naomi Meiri-Dann
Art historian and Visual Culture researcher.
Her realms of specialization range from Medieval Art (mainly Italian); Architecture of memory and commemoration (mainly in Israel); Interrelations between religious art and secular culture` and issues concerning encounters between “high” and popular cultures.
Naomi teaches at the Departments of Visual and Material Culture (including the B.A. program), as well as the Master in Policy and Theory of the Arts and the M.Des. Program in Visual Communication.
Designer specializing in type design, typography, interactive digital media and web development. Works as an independent designer, as well as founding partner of digital media company Hypertales.
Merav Salomon is an international Illustrator and a Book Artist who published over 15 books. She is the founder of Salomon & Daughters books, an independent publishing house dedicated to publishing visual books for adults.
Salomon is a Professor at the VC Graduate program and at the department of Visual Communication. She is one of the founding members of the Art & Design Teaching Centre. She served as the Head of the Illustration studies from 2007- 20018.
Salomon’s artwork have been exhibited in galleries, museums and academies all around the world, such as the Troisdorf Picture-book Museum in Germany, Summerset House in London, The Jewish Museum in Bologna, the Tel-aviv Museum, and more. Her Artist book “The archive of the Hand of Chance” is part of the Israeli Museum permanent collection.
Salomon's work have won many international prizes such as The UK Association of Illustrators Gold medal for best illustrated book 2013, the CA magazine Illustration Annual Excellence award 2016, the Society of Illustrators NY 55th Illustration Annual Gold medal 2015. Her work was published several times in American Illustrators, 3x3 magazine, How magazine, Print Magazine, DPI magazine and more. She is 2014 winner of the Israel’s Ministry of Culture Best Designer awards.
Beside her artistic work Salomon works as an international professional illustrator doing commissioned work ever since she graduated from the Graphic Design department at Bezlal in 1993.