Docentföreläsning - Communication of the Oppressed

Paola Sartoretto tar avstamp i Paulo Freire när hon utifrån sin forskning diskuterar kopplingar mellan utbildning, kommunikation och politisk aktion.

Välkommen på Paola Sartorettos docentföreläsning 27 augusti 13:00 - 15:00. Föreläsningen ges på engelska och hålls på Zoom.


Communication of the Oppressed - conditions and possibilities for resistant appropriations of media technologies

How do marginalised groups use media as tools for political action? What is the importance of communication for social mobilsation under conditions of oppression? In this lecture I reflect on my ten years of research on activist media and communication within social movements to understand the conditions through which communicative processes can be a way to resist against oppression.

The work of Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire, internationally known for his book Pedagogy of the Oppressed, foregrounds the discussion in which I establish connections between education, communication and political action. Freire argued that learning to ‘write the word’ is essential to ‘write the world’ and overcome oppression. I argue that in hyper-mediated and unequal contemporary societies writing the world is a communicative process that includes, but is not limited to, resistant appropriations of media technologies by marginalised groups.

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