New waves of dissent in the 21st century register diverse repertoires of action in local, national, regional and global scale. Prominent is the role of media in the communication and networking of relevant practices.

In this context, the colloquium aims to contribute to the broad debate on the social, cultural and political aspects of the interplay between social movements and media, across diverse agents and structures.

A two day series of presentations and conversations, the colloquium  brings together scholars and activists whose research and practices meet in collective actions, mobilization, alternative cultural and media projects, social media usages, networked activism, social change and democracy.

Contributions in the colloquium cover a wide spectrum of interests – Arab Spring, European Movements, the Occupy Movement, activism and alternative mediating practices in Turkey – looking to bring out similarities and differences of the various ways people employ traditional and new communication technologies to organize collectively.