These are the books, minds, bodies and peoples currently getting me through my PhD.… Collective Minds
[Barceloneta 14 Abril 2012]
Letras de la cançó “En El Puerto de Mi Barrio” en continuació.
[en] Self-organised neighbourhood associations in the Barceloneta fight for the Old Port of the Barceloneta, countering it’s conversion into a luxury marina.
Image of “#15M Twitter Hashtag networks” by Labic, Brazil (2014) [+ info below]
I started seeing these beautiful spiderlike visualisations of people organising. They intrigued me and I wanted to know more. I found out the visualisations were made through a programme called Gephi and I set out to learn how to do it myself.
Chalk on black paper drawing
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My current labour of love…. my PhD: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/gps/sociology/postgrad/students/pgrprofiles/studentprofiles/chotz.html#background
Brexit, Trump’s rise to power and developments in Catalonia show desires for political self-determination interacting with the pros and cons of digital life, creating issues of urgent public interest, inspiring hope as well as fear. The duration of my PhD research has spanned the evolution of these events, and I believe “collective intelligence” theory and practice is useful in analysing both current events as well as options going forward.
Last night I found a reclaimed community space under a motorway flyover near Grenfell.
A massive “bump” of an archive and new work is about to pop and this website is being born right now! Life obstacles, precarity and thoughts-not-ready have delayed this moment. So this website is somewhat overdue and bursting at the seams, but better late than never 🙂
So….. What is a Media Doula?