This talk will be a short overview of activism behind the ‘headlines’; beyond mass mobilisation and political organising, looking at the simple question – what happens the day after?
The use of new media to facilitate mass mobilisation is dominating the activism landscape, but what happens the day after? How can new media, new tactics and technology be used by activists to contribute to fundamental changes within communities, to talk to authorities instead of questioning them, to breakdown issues and to create incremental and long lasting change.
We will mostly ask questions, trying to define types of activism, making attempts to better understand the possible role of new media, and looking at fundamental questions of what works and what doesn’t. If you happen to be in the audience you might also be able to have a significant input on the outcomes of this talk!