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

Spring Newsletter 2021

In this issue...

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Welcome to the third newsletter from us. We are Work Package 5, one of the five WPs of the research programme MISTRA Environmental Communication (MEC)in which we focus on arts and media. The MISTRA-EC is the Swedish research programme reframing environmental communication by mainstreaming an advanced and inclusive understanding or environmental communication in research, policy and practice. At the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism (ICSJ) at Charles University in Prague, we do research on the communication of environmental and sustainability issues in Swedish arts and media.

Interview with Rebecka Wigh Abrahamsson

Rebecka is the curator of Uppsala Art Museum, which is a municipal, museum in Uppsala. Rebecka is specialised in contemporary art and has in her practice been addressing global issues of gender imbalance, postcolonial themes, as well as climate change. Currently she participates in The Living Library which take place in May and June 2021. Read the interview with Rebecka Wigh Abrahamsson here

Interview with Gerardo Constabile Nicoletta

Gerardo is a visiting researcher at the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism (ICSJ) at Charles University. In 2021, Gerardo is responsible for the audio-visual case study on finance and environment within the WP5 MISTRA-EC project. Read the interview with Gerardo Nicoletta here

Silencing / Unsilencing Nature: A Participatory Visual Essay on the Right to Flourish

The academic article of Nico Carpentier called Silencing / Unsilencing Nature: A Participatory Visual Essay on the Right to Flourisht (online article in English) has been published in the Comunicazioni Sociali.

Arts-based research in communication and media studies: A series of examples and experiences

Nico Carpentier's contribution on International Communication Club called Arts-based research in communication and media studies: A series of examples and experiences was presented on Communication Talk 21.

Discursive-material struggles over the environment: The documentary film Kiruna - A Brand New World as an audio-visual intervention

The invited keynote of Nico Carpentier on Visuality 2021: Media and Communication called Discursive-material struggles over the environment: The documentary film Kiruna - A Brand New World as an audio-visual intervention.

The other outputs are:

  • the presentation I, My Selfie, and Nature: Entanglements with wilderness on the Nordic STS Conference by Malte Rödl, Sofie Joosse and Jutta Haider
  • the presentation The construction of sustainability by Facebook groups in Sweden on MISTRA Environmental Communication Speedtalk by Vaia Doudaki

Events: The Living Library

The Living Library is a conversational space that takes place in the intersection between fiction, action and research. Over a series of three online conversations facilitated by Pernilla Glaser, academics, activists and artists will gather to share stories and unpack understandings of climate justice on three topics:

  • Whose knowledge? Othering knowledge, people and power on 11th May
  • How to listen? Co-shaping an exchange of narratives and learning together on 9th June
  • How to Act? On allies, ambassadors and actions on 17th June

More information about the event can be found on this link.

Events: Topical Seminar

Nico Carpentier was invited to do a talk on 6 April 2021 at the Moscow State University's Topical Seminar, on Arts-Based Research in Communication and Media Studies. The talk started from the different approaches that have been used to move beyond the written academic text, in order to then zoom in on one of these approaches, namely arts-based research.

Read more about the event here.

Events: Silencing / Unsilencing Nature: A series of video essays is moving to Skellefteå

Originally, the video essays of the SUN project were included in the Lyssna! exhibition at the Swedish contemporary arts centre Färgfabriken. Currently four SUN video essays will be displayed at the Nordanå centre, at Skellefteå Konsthall (Skellefteå Art Gallery) from 13 March to 30 May 2021.

Read more about the project here.

Capturing Neorurality

Gerardo Nicoletta participated on the Staff Member Research Seminar of the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism at Charles University. The topic of Capturing Neorurality concentrained on how economic discourses construct nature in the Italian export-led competition strategy.

Read more about the output here.

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