How can we address and make sense of the communicative complexity of social movements and activist collectives?
At Friday the 28th of October, we had the honour to have Emiliano Treré over for an extensive lunch seminar. Emiliano Treré drew on a rich conceptual toolbox that integrates insights from media ecology, practice theory, the digital sublime, and the Communicology of the South, in order to untangle the complex relations between media technologies and social movements. Furthermore, he reflected on the implications and the contradictions of new forms of algorithmic repression and resistance, with particular attention to the Latin American scenario.
Dr. Emiliano Treré – Short bio
Emiliano Treré is Research Fellow within the COSMOS Center on Social Movements Studies at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore (Italy), and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the Autonomous University of Querétaro (Mexico). He has published extensively in international journals and books on the challenges, the opportunities, and the myths of media technologies for social movements and political parties in Europe and Latin America. He is coeditor of “Social Media and Protest Identities” (Information, Communication & Society, 2015) and “Latin American Struggles & Digital Media Resistance” (International Journal of Communication, 2015). His book, provisionally titled Complexities of Contemporary Digital Activism: Social Movements and Political Parties in Spain, Italy and Mexico, is forthcoming with Routledge. His publications can be accessed here.