Ochutnávka mezinárodní akce Why the World Needs Anthropologists, která se měla v tyto dny konat v Praze - online událost zdarma. Katedra sociální a kulturní antropologie je spoluorganizátorem akce.
WWNA 2020: Mobilizing the Planet Digitally is the 8th annual symposium that explores the different applications of anthropology.
About this Event
Online Conference Abstract
Since “the first digital revolution” that connected Zapatistas in Chiapas with social movements and struggles all across the world, digital technology has become an inseparable element of social movements and their mobilization strategies. From the square revolutions in the Middle East to the citizens' uprisings across Southern Europe, today we cannot imagine social movements without online mobilization tools as one of the crucial components of grassroots collective action.
At the same time, the Digital world is changing and evolving at an unprecedented speed. As the Internet has provided possibilities for the utilization of more democratic and horizontal participation, the issues of privacy, surveillance, and the digital divide have equally emerged. Questions around the potential of data activism, forms of re-appropriation of the power of big data in pursuing social justice, or the role of algorithms in activist tactics are opening up.
In our online discussion, we want to explore the potential of these mobilizations, such as the mobilizations of Polish feminist movement, diverting the abortion ban proposed by the Polish government during the national lockdown emergency.
By diving into effectiveness, limits and contentions of digital activism across multiple contexts, we aim to inspire and share possibilities of digital mobilizing for a more just and equal world.
The event will be held online.
The event is free and open to all. However, you can make a donation towards next year's physical event on social movements in Prague - WWNA 2021: Mobilizing the Planet (28-29 May, 2021).
Please, register via Eventbrite and collect your ticket.
We will send you further instructions prior to the event.
WWNA 2020 Programme
Friday, October 16
16:30 - 17:45 CET
“Why the World Needs Anthropologists in Post-covid Times“
Book launch and Panel debate
The authors and the editors of the first collection of essays, the book project initiated by the Applied Anthropology Network, meet to clash over the future of the discipline in post-covid world and to celebrate the “birth” of their collective project. All event participants will receive a little surprise.
18:00 - 19:00 CET
Keynote speech (TBC)
In memory of David Graeber, anthropologist, anarchist and activist
Q&A and discussion
Saturday, October 17
11:00- 13:00 CET
Mobilizing Online: Social Movements & Digital Activism Today
Moderator: Mina Baginova (University College London / Charles University Prague)
With four speakers working on / with social movements, activism, and digital mobilizing, we will explore the potentials and frictions of digital activism in today’s crises. The presentations will be available to registered WWNA participants in advance.
Annual Meeting of EASA Applied Anthropology Network
Convenors: Laura Korčulanin, Verónica Reyero, Hélène Veiga Gomes, Pavel Borecký
We cordially invite all network members and interested parties to collectively assess and plan future activities. The focus will be given to the growth of Satellite Events in 2021 and results of the Convenor Elections will be announced. The detailed agenda will be circulated before the meeting.