Today, social movements are shaping our world but while research in the field has received a prominent role in global political sociology, there are still many unanswered questions.
To find answers, we must not only investigate the practical dynamics of the well-known theories of change but also ask the hard questions: What is the dialectic between our traditional understandings of activism and the possibility to reinvent the margins of the repertoire of contention? How can bureaucrats, teachers and tricksters best collaborate? In the space between design and improvisation, where are the best solutions typically found? How are crises changing the rights and roles of citizens as change-makers?
This panel session brings engaged scholars together to exchange theoretical perspectives, methodological strategies and empirical findings on some of the most pressing issues of our time.
In this panel, there will be presented research under the overall theme of the potential and limitations of creative activism.
This panel (scientific talks) has an academic format in which researchers present their ongoing work. The primary purpose is to allow researchers to get feedback from their peers and the present audience. The form is the following: The researchers who have submitted a paper beforehand present their work. After each presentation and at the end of the whole session there will be room for discussion. Everyone is welcome to participate. However, since it is a space for academic reflection, we ask everyone to be seated a few minutes before the panel starts and stay for the whole session. This way, we will minimise distractions and help hold a focus on the conversation at hand. Presenting participants have priority.
Moderated by Silas Harrebye.
The language used in this event is English.
Curated by Roskilde University