The Feminist Activism Technologies Workshop analyses social media as digital public opinion spaces
- 20 April, 2017
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Conceived as a space for reflection on online activism, the Feminist Activism Technologies Workshop was held on 20th of April 2017 at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the Rey Juan Carlos University. This activity was part of the i+d project “The resignification of the woman-victim on social networking sites: implications for the construction of vulnerability and resistance in online activism” by the URJC. It was led by Sonia Núñez Puente (PI) and Diana Fernández Romero and coordinated by Gema Pastor Andrés.
The meeting brought together academics and digital activists who debated the role of social media as shapers of digital public opinion. Two members of the team, Igor Sádaba and Sergio D’Antonio, analysed the activism on Twitter around the 8 March International Strike with ethical testimony as a tool. The journalist Andrea Momoitio, coordinator of Pikara Magazine, exposed the “irreverent” praxis exercised by the magazine through social networking sites as a tool to develop feminist and subversive journalism. The Workshop also hosted the exhibition of the Italianist Chiara Cretella, from the Università di Bologna, which dealt with Italian feminist activism and its current struggle against gender violence in the digital context.