CONF: The Power of Activist Videos

12 May 13 May 2017,  ICI Berlin
Christinenstr. 18/19, Haus 8 10119 Berlin

Web videos play a crucial role in the political protests that mobilize today‘s civil society. Spread and shared across social media, they draw attention to a variety of issues, serve as evidence and, ultimately, as a call to action. In the attempt to win viewers’ hearts and minds, various new lm forms and practices are emerging in the networked spaces of the Web 2.0. These new types of videos actively engage their audience by inviting participation, and thus contribute to the formation of counterpublics and social movements. However, the power of web videos remains a contentious issue, as it is often associated with problems such as misuse, deception, ‘clicktivism‘ or surveillance. The conference will bring together international researchers and activists to discuss the political aesthetics, strategies, and impact of these new lm forms – in short, the power of contemporary activist videos. For longer version please see
With: Tina Askanius Robin Celikates John Corner Jens Eder Sirin Erensoy Kathrin Fahlenbrach Maike Gosch Britta Hartmann Nanna Heidenreich Nather Henafe Alali Concha Mateos Leil-Zahra Mortada Kate Nash Sascha Simons Gabi Sobliye Chris Tedjasukmana Margarita Tsomou Malte Voß Thorsten Winsel. Organized by: Jens Eder, Britta Hartmann, Julian Radlmaier and Chris Tedjasukmana, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (Project: Video Activism 2.0 Between Social Media and Social Movements)
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