The Mistra Environmental Communication Research Programme Component at the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism (ICSJ)

Film Screening and Director Talks: Environmental Communication and Change

The two films, "Conceptualization of Change" and "New Modes of Environmental Communication: Four Street Art Experiments” produced as part of Mistra Environmental Communication research at the Charles University in Prague, were screened at Uppsala, Sweden on October 25, 2022, during Mistra-EC Programme Meeting.

The first film, “Conceptualization of Change” by Kristýna Kopřivová, Nico Carpentier, and Vaia Doudaki, provides a theoretical reflection on the signifier “change”, and its five dimensions: Normativity, Scale and Intensity, Focus, Control and Time. Filmed in Prague, with the integration of archive material that is mostly related to the 1989 Velvet Revolution, it unpacks the significatory complexity of change, mapping the diversity of meanings that have been allocated to this notion.

The second film, “New Modes of Environmental Communication: Four Street Art Experiments” by Ali Minanto, reflects on how knowledge about the environment is produced and shared in creative ways, by featuring an experiment, where academic researchers, based at Charles University in Prague, commissioned four Indonesian street artists to produce four street artworks in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta: “Welcome New Pollution” by Anagard, “Plant Trees Plant Hope” by Guerrillas, “Plastic Reduce” by Kinky Twenty, and “Planting Determination” by Young Surakarta.

The screenings were followed by the talks of directors Kristýna Kopřivová, and Ali Minanto. After the director talks, a discussion was generated with the audience through Q&A, about the two films and the role of academia-art collaborations in communicating environmental issues and change.

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