PhD candidates Nick Furze, Emma Graves and Aurora Patera in the School of Media Art and Design are organising this year’s MeCSSA conference at Canterbury Christ Church University on the theme of Media, Communities, Cultures.
Webinar and one-to-one surgery for small non-profit organisations
8th July 2016
You are cordially invited to a free online webinar and/or a one-to-one online (or phone) surgery about how small non-profits can use social media to build an engaged community. The sessions will be run by Kirsty Marrins, social media consultant for the third sector, from Platypus Digital. You will learn about:
Both the webinar and the one-to-one surgeries are free but pre registration is required. The webinar will start at 10:00 am (GMT) on the 8th July. To register please email Aurora Patera firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop is organised by Dr Agnes Gulyas, Centre for Research on Communities and Culture, School of Media, Art and Design, Canterbury Christ Church University as part of a study on social media adoption in the third sector. For further information about the events or about the project, please contact: email@example.com
We look forward seeing you on the call!
Speaker: Mark Aitken, Goldsmiths, University of London
Communities may share location, allegiance, language, needs, loss – all that affects collective identity and cohesion beyond the parameters of the individual.
Understanding community dynamics for film making is a process of research, analysis and selection. Utilising four documentary films as case studies, different definitions of community are considered. Each film is analysed in terms of how research led to specific work processes and representations. The tension between community needs and responsibilities of the film maker will be highlighted. The outcomes of how and for whom the films were successful or not will be revealed.
Communities may be fragile and vulnerable. A film may stand as the only testament of a community long after it no longer exists. The nuances of voices, faces, temporal worlds caught and preserved, offering opportunity to research why and how community informs a deep need for collective identity.
Born in New Zealand, raised in South Africa, Mark Aitken moved to the UK to further his education at art school and ultimately learn film making. In the 1990s, Mark produced and directed numerous short films, music videos, adverts and television programmes. The advent of digital technology and its inherent accessibility brought Mark back into film education. In the 2000s he facilitated over forty short films with the non-profit polkadots on raindrops – a film education company he founded and dedicated to creative digital storytelling. In 2006, Mark joined Goldsmiths as an Associate Lecturer on the M.A. Film Making course. Since 2010, Mark has run the 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate Film Fiction courses. In 2014, he began facilitating the undergraduate Television course.
School of Media Art and Design, Research Seminars 2015-2016
20 April 2016
Pf06 Powell Building
North Holmes Road Campus
Canterbury Christ Church University
Email Dr Andrew Butler – Andrew.Butler@canterbury.ac.uk – for further details
— All welcome —
The School of Media, Art and Design’s Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures
invites you to:
JOINING THE DOTS – Networks, Connections and Gatherings
Wednesday October 14th
Powell Building Pf06