Cruel Design/Disobedient Design

A showcase and discussion on the art and politics of designing for justice in association with Cruel Designs at Dismaland. Event Information: Saturday, 26 September 2015 Bristol, Hydra Books TBC 16:00 to 18:00 From  anti-homeless spikes and border fences to DIY tear gas masks and union banners, design practices are used for social control and …Continue Reading

Anti-Fascism on Film

Our second event, Anti-Fascism on Film, was held at De Montfort University on 20th February 2014. Supported by the Media Discourse Group and the MeCCSA Social Movements Network, the conference was part of the Cultural Exchanges Festival programme. The event featured keynote addresses by Dr David Archibald (University of Glasgow) on the Spanish Civil War …Continue Reading

Generations of Protest: Marxism Matters?

The inaugural event of the MeCCSA Social Movements Network Generations of Protest: Marxism Matters? took place on the 20th and 21st of November 2013 at De Montfort University. It was supported by the Social Movements Network and the Media Discourse Group. The conference represents an attempt to move beyond descriptive analysis to explore concepts and practices, and …Continue Reading

Politics, Emotion and Protest

Bournemouth University A MeCCSA Social Movement Network event, co-hosted by Bournemouth University’s Media & Politics Research Group and Civic Media Hub, the Department of Media & Communication at University of Leicester, the Politics and Media Group of the Political Studies Association, and the Protest Camps Research Network Keynote Speakers: Professor Barry Richards, Bournemouth University Professor …Continue Reading

Sites of Protest

‘Sites of Protest’ is the fourth event organised by the MeCCSA Social Movements Network since its foundation in 2013. This conference, organised in conjunction with Canterbury Media Discourse Group, will be held in Canterbury on 29th October 2014. To register, please go to http://shop.canterbury.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=37&catid=172&prodid=1630&searchresults=1 Provisional Programme 9.15 – 10.00     Registration, Refreshments (Powell Foyer) 10.00 – …Continue Reading

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