Unmaking to Remake: A conversation on the place of care in communication for social change
This seminar celebrates the launch of the 'Un/Making Communication for Social Change: A Critical Engagement with Communication for Social Changemaking' research project.
The seminar begins with an introduction to the Un/Making CSC research project by PI Jessica Noske-Turner. Ass. Prof. Florencia Enghel, one of the research project’s Advisory Group members and a current Marie Curie Fellow, will reflect on the importance of care and reflexivity in field research. Prof. Jo Tacchi will act as discussant. The seminar will conclude with a Q&A and an informal reception.
About the project: "Un/Making CSC" [https://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/research/media-creative-industries/current-research/un-making-csc/] critiques the growing embrace within the field of communication and social change of discourses that position contemporary, 'enlightened' capitalism as the ideal solution to complex social problems and the failings of development. Inspired by Boltantski and Chiapello's analysis of the 'new spirit of capitalism' and Nancy Fraser's concept of 'progressive neoliberalism', the research will explore changing concepts, funding environments, and stakeholder relationships in youth-focused communication for social change organisations in Malawi and India. It seeks to learn from and with practitioners to understand how they navigate (by adapting, absorbing, challenging, and/or critiquing) entrepreneurial and ‘changemaking’ discourses in their practice, and collaborate towards remaking social justice-driven frameworks for Communication for Social Changemaking.
This will be a hybrid event. Please indicate in your registration if you are joining in person or online for catering purposes.
"Dr Jessica Noske-Turner" [https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicanosketurner/] is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University London. She is the PI on the fellowship project, Un/Making CSC, funded by the AHRC.
"Ass. Prof. Florencia Enghel" [https://www.linkedin.com/in/florenghel/] is an Associate Professor in Media and Communication at Jönköping University, Sweden, and currently holds a Marie Curie Global Fellowship exploring the micro-technopolitics of civic engagement for gender justice.
"Prof. Jo Tacchi" [https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-tacchi-924a951/] is Professor in the Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University London. She is a media anthropologist who researches media, communication, development and social change.