Workshop: Indigenous cultural revitalization and communicative architectures

Workshop: Indigenous cultural revitalization and communicative architectures

Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Time: 12:30 – 14:00
Place: Room 228 (floor 2), IN3-UOC
Address: Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 5 (Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia, B3), Castelldefels (Barcelona)
Language: English

CNSC PhD student, Sarah Wagner, will present advancements of her dissertation in this open workshop. The title of the workshop is “Indigenous cultural revitalization and communicative architectures“.

Abstract: While much ICT and cultural revitalization research has focused on the role of media contents, in this workshop I argue for another important focus: communicative architectures. I draw on community based research conducted with Guaraní peoples in Argentina and Bolivia. In these case studies, local ownership and management of ICT services as well as the communicative form supported by ICT played a more important role in negotiations of new technologies than the nature of ICT-disseminated contents (i.e. ‘indigenous’ or ‘Western’). Mobile mediated communication, in particular, was rejected or discouraged in certain contexts for the sake of group unitedness and ‘direct’ communicative practices, both of which were considered central to cultural revitalization.

Please contact Daniel Blanche (dblanchet[at] to confirm your attendance, as to the limited capacity of the room.


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