This section of the Digital Agora takes a look to contemporary protest movements.
Indignados or 15M movement in Spain, 2011-ongoing.
Starting with an introduction to the background, history and beginning of the movement. This section unfolds touching upon protocols as the idea of constant renewal and evolution of the movement, a permanent query to the people of how to do it better. The idea of the Agora as a space for a new kind of politics. Obsolete protocols of competitive networks (political parties) and use of collaborative networks (15M).
Gezi Park protests in Turkey 2013. The program includes a introduction to the background, history and beginning of the protests, describes activist strategies followed in the streets, parks and squares. The ideology and motivations of the protesters.
The Turkish politics of corruption, absence of free speech, censorship and denial of the right to protest. And the ability and methods of the citizens to circumvent it. Particular actions and events are brought to the class and discussed in detail. It includes content on the role of art in the protests, its visual iconography, narrative and examples of artworks that had influence in the development of the protests. Intersections with other contemporary social movements and emancipatory tactics involving the use of digital tools.
Hacktivism looks at contemporary organizations, groups and individuals that operate from different perspectives and roles to achieve political ends with hacking. It reveals a new globally distributed political force based in the internet.