Digital Activism

This event will explore the nature and impact of digitally enabled and enhanced mobilisation for political, economic and social change.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (GMT)

11 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3RE
United Kingdom

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Event Details:
We bring together researchers and activists from inside and outside academia focussing on two broad perspectives on digital activism:

• Building digital movements and resilience pertains to small, independent projects that suggest counterpoints to society’s status quo.

• Responses to organisational forces speaks to activist groups fighting back against larger powers within society such as political parties and multinational corporations.

We aim to start a conversation across the different perspectives and foster cross-issue engagement to instigate networks in research and practice. The two discussion groups consist of individual guest speakers giving a 15-minute introduction to their individual perspective followed by a general discussion lead by a moderator.


13:00 – 13:10 Arrival and introduction

13:10 – 14:40 Panel #1 Building digital movements and resilience

Panel members: Janet Gunter (The Restart Project), Vera Hoelscher (Royal Holloway), Kui Kihoro Mackay (Royal Holloway), Matthias Kispert (University of Westminster)

14:40 – 15:00 Break

11:40 – 13:00 Panel #2 Responses to organisational forces

Panel members: Mikko Laamanen (Royal Holloway), Adam Badger (Royal Holloway), Torsten Geelan (University of Leicester), James Sloam (Royal Holloway)

16:30 – 16:45 Concluding Remarks

Followed by drinks at a local pub.

Further details to be added.

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