B03 - “Going Public” in Media-Cooperative Forms of Engagement
With the help of social media new forms of civil society engagement have emerged. Particularly within the issue-publics of green energy and sustainable agriculture, citizens apply new approaches of publishing claims online as well as offline. The research project reconstructs these new forms of civic engagement by using interviews, participation diaries and netnografy. The goal is to elucidate change agents, main media practices, motives, and learning processes. The cases under study vary regarding their contentious or problem-solving, experimental character. The main objective of the research project is a new concept of 'creative publics' based on John Dewey's democratic experimentalism.
"Wir-haben-es-satt-Demonstration" Berlin, 16. Jan. 2016. Foto: Mundo Yang
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