Breakout sessions, Part 1
How to Read World with Images – Visual Literacy in the New Media Age.
Venue: National Theatre
The seminar will address the questions of how artistic strategies can be appropriated by non-artists and used for the benefit of empowerment through visual culture, what can we learn from image-critique as offered by contemporary artistic and critics’ practices and what diversity in the visual field mean. We will also raise the questions of how post-truth works in the visual field and how to respond when one is being manipulated and “caught by images”. During the seminar we will present the newest Media Literacy in Europe magazine issued by Evens Foundation.
Speakers: Bojana Piskur (Moderna Galerija Lubjana, Slovenia); Christine Vidal (LeBal, France); Rene Glas (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
Moderator: Katarzyna Bojarska (View, Foundation for Visual Culture, Poland)
Fake News & European public: How to stand up to disinformation?
Venue: National Theatre
The massive proliferation of falsified and distorted facts via social media has become a political challenge for democracy and open societies. Modern disinformation, whether driven by foreign governments or domestic political stakeholders, has influenced public debates and elections in Europe and the USA. How it is possible to protect public discourse, media and policymaking from negative effects of propaganda – in accordance with democratic and professional standards? The session will focus on best practices and recommendations from political, journalistic and academic points of view.
Speakers: Representative of European External Action Service (Belgium); Representative of Corrective; Representative of StopFake (Ukraine)
Moderator: Christian Spahr (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)
Civic and Media Education in the Digital Age. Pedagogical practices to combat discrimination and promote democratic participation
In the last 15 years European countries witnessed a growing number of hate crimes towards immigrants and minorities. Discriminatory discourses are also echoed online, since racist organizations use the Internet to spread othering rhetoric. Concerns emerged about the impact of hate messages on youth and the role of media in reinforcing stereotyped representations of the ‘others’. Media education can be a pedagogical strategy to develop youth’s awareness of (anti-)discrimination and support their participation as democratic citizens.
Led by Prof. Maria Ranieri (University of Florence, Italy)
Media Information/Disinformation & Popular Culture: youtubers, influencers and vloggers and their impact on media (education) world
The focus of this session would be the uprise of the videoplatform YouTube including the rise of new creators (youtubers, influencers and vloggers), as well as the role of other online platforms in distributing media content, and their impact on education, learning and the media industry. This major shift in the media (and educational) landscape occurred in a decade and video is becoming more and more dominant. This phenomenon triggered the Institute for Sound and Vision (via their media museum), to develop a unique partnership with YouTube / Google plus with the new so-called multi-channel networks (agencies for youtubers). The session will show how to built bridges between this new world of makers and the traditional media world as well as with education.
Workshop led by John Leek (Sound&Vision, the Netherlands)
Do-it-yourself training in Mobile Journalism (MoJo)
This interactive workshop is based on the outputs of the European Y-nex project which is all about helping young people find a voice through mobile journalism or MoJo. During the workshop we will explain the different types of training approaches you can take and suggest ways in which you might design your own MoJo courses. We will demonstrate the different materials and resources built up for you and others to use in your training and take you through a typical practical assignment that you might like to include. By the end of our workshop we hope you will be in a good position to initiate your own MoJo courses.
Led by Igor Kanižaj & Tena Perisin (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science, Croatia) and Sally Reynolds, Media & Learning Association
New Media and Technology – Driving and Enhancing Social Change
Venue: Kino Meeting Point
Pitching session of and discussion about 4 projects showing how new media and digital tools can be used to foster social involvement and inspire grassroots innovations and, as a result, transform a community into a space of real change.
Led by Association of Creative Initiatives Ę (Poland)