Multiplatform Social Justice: Harnessing Transmedia Strategies to Claim Human Rights in Armed Conflict and Violent Contexts'
- Date: Wednesday 27 March 2019, 15:00 – 17:00
- Location: Liberty Building
- Type: Seminars and lectures
- Cost: Free
Transmedia storytelling can capture, narrativize and promote processes of national reconciliation, social justice, and transition to democracy from a civil society perspective.
Transmedia storytelling – the practice of communicating or narrativizing information across multiple media platforms in creative, digitised and participatory ways – is now being used to develop projects to restore a sense of citizenship within victims’ groups in armed conflict and violent contexts. Based on the case of the Colombian armed conflict, this seminar will present strategies for how multiplatform storytelling can capture, narrativize and promote processes of national reconciliation, social justice, and transition to democracy from a civil society perspective. In this session we will address how collective action and transmedia narratives play a key role in mobilising civil society in times of conflict, taking over part of the tasks normally performed by the state, inducing the formation of strong political identities and socio-political scenarios for conflict resolution. During the seminar, we will emphasise the idea that victims of armed conflicts and violent contexts who address expressive dimensions of collective social action through transmedia projects, can reestablish social, political and cultural bonds with their local communities in the aim of promoting peace, reconciliation and social justice.
- Freeman, M and Proctor, W. (2018). Introduction: Conceptualizing National and Cultural Transmediality. In: Freeman, M and Proctor, W. Transmedia Earth: Critical Perspectives in Global Convergence Cultures. Routledge: London.
- Tamayo Gomez, C and Velásquez, O. (2018). Colombia: Transmedia Projects in Contexts of Armed Conflict and Political Change. In: Freeman, M and Proctor, W. Transmedia Earth: Critical Perspectives in Global Convergence Cultures. Routledge: London.
About the Speakers
- Dr Matthew Freeman (Reader in Multiplatform Media and Co-Director of The Centre for Media Research. Bath-Spa University)
- Dr Camilo Tamayo Gomez (Research Fellow. Centre for Criminal Justice Studies. University of Leeds)
Seminar Room G.28
School of Law
University of Leeds
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