Centre for Communication and Glocal Change

Video from Ørecomm Festival 2012

Reclaiming the Public Sphere:
Communication, Power and Social Change

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Friday 14 September

Contemporary Research in Communication and the Public Sphere

09:30 Welcome addresses:
Ib Poulsen, Rector of Roskilde University;
Thomas Tufte, Ørecomm co-director

09:45 – 10:30 Voiceblind: Moving Beyond the Paradoxes of the Neoliberal State
Professor Nick Couldry (Goldsmiths College, London, UK)

10:35 – 11:20 Researching and Developing Cybercultur@: Towards Emerging Glocal Knowledge Communities in Latin America
Professor Jorge Gonzalez (UNAM, Mexico)

11:45 – 12:30 Product placement and graffiti/street art as negotiations of culture in the public sphere
Jakob F. Dittmar (Malmö University)

13:30 – 15:00 Paper session A:

Journalists’ use of social media in revolutionary Egypt
Nina Grønlykke Mollerup (International Media Support and Roskilde University)

The Post-Revolutionary Struggle over Religion and State in Egypt
Erik Aerts (Lessius University College in Antwerp, Belgium)

New social movements and the use of new technologies
Judith Cortes Vasquez (Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico)

13:30 – 15:00 Paper session B:

Audience interaction with Ruka Juu: Participatory Involvement in a Communication for Social Change Initiative through SMS”
Ylva Ekström (Malmö University) and Linda Helgesson Sekei (DPC, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

“‘It’s all false to me’: The role of celebrities in mediating distant others
Martin Scott (University of East Anglia, UK)

An experiential and social and cultural space – The Festive Week in Holstebro, Denmark
Kathrine Winkelhorn (Malmö University)

15:15 Book launch: Oscar Hemer: “Fiction and Truth in Transition”

15:30 – 16:15 Advocacy Communication
Professor Karin Gwinn Wilkins (University of Texas at Austin)

Saturday 15 September

Arts, Citizen Engagement and the Public Intellectual

09:45 – 11:00 Indian panel: “Design Pedagogy & Artistic Practice in the Public Sphere”
Ravindranath Gutta, Geetanjali Sachdev and Deepak Srinivasan (Srishti School of Art Design and Technology, Bangalore)

11:20 – 12:30 Brazilian panel: “Media, Citizens and Participatory Governance in Brazil”

Capitalism and the global public sphere revisited: a few general ideas to begin with
Professor César Bolaño (Universidade Federal do Sergipe)

Youth, Mediated Consumption and Convergence
Associate prof Nilda Jacks (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)

Communication in the Social Movements: the exercise of a new perspective on human rights
Prof Cicilia M. Krohling Peruzzo (Universidade Metodista do São Paulo)

13:30 – 14:30 Beyond the Politics of Fear: Globalization, Vulnerability and Security
Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo, Norway)

14:50 – 16:30 Panel discussion: “From public man to niche-intellectual. Freedom of expression in the age of the mass-media”

Writer and critic Ingrid Elam (Gothenburg): “What is an intellectual, anyway?

“Writer and critic Carsten Jensen (Copenhagen): “New Voices and the constitutional deafness of the mass media: Why freedom of expression is not the same as freedom of information and why the crisis of the latter undermines the meaning of the former

Respondent: Thomas Hylland Eriksen (Oslo)

Sunday 16 September

Researching Communication in the Public Sphere

09:15 – 09:30 Welcome by Ylva Ekström (Malmö University)

09:30 – 10:15 Migration, Transnational Families and Polymedia
Senior lecturer Mirca Madianou (University of Leicester, UK)

10:40 – 11:25 Seeking Visibility in the Public Sphere: Social Movements and Social Media
Postdoc Mette Mortensen (University of Copenhagen)

11:30 – 12:15 Fante Asafo Public Spaces: The 1850s – 1950s Struggle for Exclusivity and Beyond
Dr Kwame Labi (Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana)

13:15 – 15:15 Workshop 1: “Reclaiming the Public Sphere”: young researchers’ presentations

Sweden: Social Power, Action and Resistance in the Network Society
Paola Sartoretto (Karlstad University, Sweden)

Brain Drain – or: Africans in the Diaspora
Benita Uttenthal (Malmö University)

Kazeboon – bringing social media activism to the public spaces in Egypt
Kristine Rømer, Khadije Nasser and Sine Greve Jørgensen
(Roskilde University and University of Copenhagen)

“‘There is always a prize to pay but it is not as bad as Mubarak days’ – the changes for the Egyptian mass media – after the revolution
Sebastian Juel Frandsen (Aarhus University)

Workshop 2: ”Memories of Modernity” (India). Part 1, part 2.

15:45 – 16:30 Panel discussion: “Uganda’s Media: Competing pressures and priorities and their implications on the Public Sphere
– with Richard Kavuma (The Observer, Kampala) and Rachael Borlase (BBC Media Action)

16:30 – 17:00 Gender, Modernity and the Public Space: Violence Against Women in Karnataka
Jyothsna Belliappa (Srishti School of Art Design and Technology)

17:00 – Socializing & Networking – with Casper Thyregod Kappel Jensen presenting hiphop/rap

Monday 17 September

Activists and Professionals in the Public Sphere

09:45 – 11:15 Active Citizenship – Countering the Shrinking Political Space
Kirsten Lund Larsen (Chairperson of the Board in Danchurchaid)

New Media, Participation and Human Rights
Senior Adviser Rikke Frank Jørgensen (The Danish Institute for Human Rights)

11:30 – 12:15 Voice, Citizenship and Civic Action: Current Challenges in Communication for Development
Thomas Tufte (Professor, Roskilde University; Ørecomm co-director)

13:15 – 14:45 Watching the Watcher – how live video broadcasting changed some angles of the revolution. An inside story from Bambuser
Måns Adler (Founder of videostreaming platform Bambuser)

View Counts: YouTube in the Revolutionary Moment
Egyptian activist Omar Robert Hamilton (Mosireen, Cairo)

15:15 – 16:45 Participatory Democracy – reaffirming the status quo?
Fieke Jansen (Knowledge officer at Hivos, Amsterdam)

Delivering a radio-led debate on slum dwellers – human right conditions within Africa
Martin Davies (Between the Post Productions, UK)