Workshop: Indigenous cultural revitalization and communicative architectures

The Communication Networks & Social Change (CN&SC) research group of the IN3 is pleased to invite you to this open workshop by Sarah Wagner, UOC PhD student and member of the CN&SC group, where she will present recent advancements of her dissertation.

The workshop will be held in English.


Room 228, 2nd floor, UOC Castelldefels building (Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia, B3 building)
Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 5
Castelldefels (Barcelona)
08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona)


22/01/2018 12.30h

Organized by

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Communication Networks & Social Change Research Group (CN&SC) of the IN3

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While much ICT and cultural revitalization research has focused on the role of media contents, in this workshop I argue for another important focus: communicative architectures. I draw on community based research conducted with Guaran peoples in Argentina and Bolivia. In these case studies, local ownership and management of ICT services as well as the communicative form supported by ICT played a more important role in negotiations of new technologies than the nature of ICT-disseminated contents (i.e. ‘indigenous’ or ‘Western’). Mobile mediated communication, in particular, was rejected or discouraged in certain contexts for the sake of group unitedness and ‘direct’ communicative practices, both of which were considered central to cultural revitalization.

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