RESEARCHING CITIZEN MEDIA WORKSHOP
Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies @ctismanchester
University of Manchester
15-16 September 2016
Heightened distrust in traditional forms of governance and mainstream media industries has given rise to alternative repertoires of action that now occupy a prominent place in public consciousness across the globe. In this context, unaffiliated individuals and collectives have come to play an important role in articulating various forms of political and aesthetic expression, whether in physical sites (as in the case of street art and parkour), on virtual platforms (blogging, mockumentaries, fansubbing), or across hybrid environments that combine embodied and digital practices, as in the case of documentary film-making. In producing and disseminating such citizen media content, engaged individuals and collectives seek to reclaim public and digital spaces in pursuit of noninstitutionalized agendas, effect aesthetic or socio-political change, and express personal desires and aspirations.
Conducting research in this fluid, fast changing and sometimes high risk environment poses numerous methodological and ethical challenges that are yet to be adequately explored. This event will offer a platform for discussing these challenges and sharing research experiences that involve different forms and platforms of citizen media.
The event will feature:
- Keynote Speakers: Lilie Chouliaraki, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Cristina Flesher Fominaya, University of Aberdeen
- Panel presentations by doctoral and early career researchers.
For information on confirmed speakers and abstracts, click here.
Conference Room (C1.18), Graduate School (Arts, Languages and Cultures)
Ellen Wilkinson Building | Oxford Road | Manchester M13 9PL
The workshop is organized by the editors of a new Routledge series, Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media.