Centre for Communication and Glocal Change

Ørecomm Festival 2011

Agency in the Mediatized World

– Media, Communication and Development in Transition

Agency in the Mediatized World is the overarching theme for the first Ørecomm Festival, 9–13 September 2011, a five-day event taking place on both sides of the Öresund strait which flows between Denmark and Sweden. The event is organised by the transnational research centre Ørecomm, which works to strengthen research in the interdisciplinary field of media, communication and social change. Ørecomm is hosted by Malmö University and Roskilde University.

See also: Note on mediatization.

The festival will start at Malmö University with a three-day seminar (9 to 11 September) in conjunction with the international master’s programme in Communication for Development, stopping over in Copenhagen for a professional practitioner hearing on social media in development cooperation (12 September), and ending at Roskilde University with an academic conference (13 September), organised by Glocal NOMAD (Network on Media and Development). The festival programme is available here. Those interested in student presentations 11 September may read titles, abstracts and bios here.

All public Festival activities will be broadcast live – read more here.

The aim of the festival is to make researchers, students and practitioners meet, network and share experiences. The festival will put special emphasis on questions of citizen agency in increasingly mediatized societies. It will critically examine the interrelations between media, communication and development with the aim to bring new dimensions to the research and practice of communication for development and social change.

The speakers comprise of a mix of researchers, students and practitioners from 14-15 countries. They include Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Andreas Hepp, Birgitte Jallov, Anastasia Kavada, Rafael Obregón, Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Nishant Shah, Karin Wilkins – and many others. There will be representatives from development organisations such as International Media Support, Sida, Spider, UNDP and UNICEF.

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Information on the full programme can be found on orecomm.net. Please spred this invitation in your networks; you might use this printable version. Seminars, hearing and conference are open and there are no fees involved. However, to attend you should have registered (expired). When registered you might want to consult our practical information page.

For further inquiries please contact our festival secretariat via Solveig-Karin Erdal or Anne Sofie Hansen-Skovmoes at orecomm@gmail.com

Please use the feedback page to tell us what you think of the Festival!

Oscar Hemer & Thomas Tufte
Co-directors of Ørecomm

Supported by EU - Interreg IV