Keele MCC organised a very successful ‘Media Environments’ event on 27th May. The event which examined the intersections of media and environmentalism provided a platform for vibrant interdisciplinary dialogue between participants from the fields of academia, media practice and activism (see images below). We engaged with topics ranging from environmental politics and ethics in documentary film and photography to tear gas activism and with cases as diverse as anti-nuclear protests in Southern India and animal rights activism in Palestine; it was a rich and fascinating set of discussions.
Thanks to all the participants- without your enthusiastic participation this event would not have been the great success it was!
In particular, we would like to thank Claire Molloy (Edge Hill University), Anna Feigenbaum (Bournemouth University), Conohar Scott (Lincoln University & Environmental Resistance), Fathima Nizaruddin (University of Westminster & AJK Mass Communication Research Centre), Dominic Latham (Minute Works Graphic Design) and Ahmad Safi (Palestinian Animal League) for facilitating different strands of the programme. We would also like to thank the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Research Office for providing financial and administrative support for the event.
Photos below. A full report will follow soon.