Digital Platforms and the Future of Political Solidarity
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
Open to all, entry on a first come basis.
Digital platforms are where we live out much of our lives, including our politics. But are the digital platforms we have today, and the business models that drive them, good for political life? And even if they are good for some dimensions of politics, for example mobilization, do they work as well for building solidarity and for forming long-term campaigns of progressive political change?
What weight should we give to the fears of polarization online versus the more positive potentials of the digital? And differences of scale matter here between urban politics and the national or global? Finally, if we do have concerns about our current digital platforms, how do we build better ones? Who should do this, and what sorts of resource will they need? Our speakers who have all written books highly relevant to these topics will address and debate these urgent questions.
Speakers: Professor Myria Georgiou, Miranda Hall (The Independent Workers of Great Britain), Dr James Muldoon (University of Exeter), Dr Alex Williams (University of East Anglia) and Dr Alison Winch (Goldsmiths, University of London).
Chair: Professor Nick Couldry.
Co-organiser: Professor Jeremy Gilbert, University of East London.
Listen to the podcast recording. Find out more here and @platformsolid for updates on the project.