Bridges Academy: Communicating Dissent - Aesthetic Activism

Bridges Academy: Communicating Dissent - Aesthetic Activism

Date and Time

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Degheri Alumni Center

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110




Protesting used to be something you'd go out and do: hand out leaflets, sit-in, hold signs, and perhaps engage in civil disobedience. People in power have always used the media well to get their messages out - but what about dissenters whose views fall outside elite agendas? Professor Esteban del Rio, PhD, will present his current research on what he calls aesthetic activism to highlight successful communication strategies that protesters deploy to either garner media coverage, or to create their own messages. As we've seen in recent events, from the Arab Spring to the Occupy movements, protesters are increasingly relying on communication narratives and technology to help tell their stories.

For agres 55 and up.

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