Activism, Art-ivism and Digital Media to Reduce Marginalisation: Sharing Experiences and Lessons from Brazil, Kenya, Syria, and Costa Rica

Medrado, A. and Rega, I. 2019. Activism, Art-ivism and Digital Media to Reduce Marginalisation: Sharing Experiences and Lessons from Brazil, Kenya, Syria, and Costa Rica. AHRC.

TitleActivism, Art-ivism and Digital Media to Reduce Marginalisation: Sharing Experiences and Lessons from Brazil, Kenya, Syria, and Costa Rica
AuthorsMedrado, A. and Rega, I.
TypeProject report
Abstract

This guide is part of the AHRC e-Voices: Redressing Marginality International Network(http://evoices.cemp.ac.uk). The project ran in 2018 and 219 and brought together a global network of academics and practitioners to explore the theme of marginalisation and how digital media can be used to support marginalised groups to make their voices heard within and beyond the borders of their communities and promote social inclusion. During 2018 a range of events were held in the UK, Brazil, Kenya, Syria and Costa Rica to explore and share strategies and modalities implemented by activists and development organisations to fight marginalisation.
This guide focuses on four emblematic case studies: (i) media
activism in Brazil and how favela residents use digital media
to foster community engagement and active citizenship; (ii)
art-ivism, the use of art to serve activism causes, and how
Kenyan artists use digital tools to promote a dialogue around
human rights and power structures; (iii) digital media for
social good and how development organisations working
with displaced populations in Syria use digital technologies
to foster peace and reconciliation in the country; and (iv) digital media for active citizenship and how the state of Costa Rica is working with arts and technologies to promote inclusion and well-being among the youth.
This guide has four chapters, one per country, structured as
follows: the context, two emblematic experiences in which
media and arts are used to fight social inequalities, and a
series of lessons learnt and challenges.

Keywordsmedia activism; Global South; marginalisation; artivism; digital media
Year2019
PublisherAHRC
Publication dates
PublishedJan 2019
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Web address (URL)http://evoices.cemp.ac.uk/outputs-for-practitioners/

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