Sustainability series sets its focus on media practices

October 10, 2017 – Orillia, ON

Dr. Paola Sartoretto, PhD, senior lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication at Södertörn University, will deliver a lecture in Lakehead University’s Research Centre for Sustainable Communities (RCSC) 2017/18 Speaker Series.

Sartoretto will deliver her lecture, “Media and Mobilization in Brazil – Media Practices at the Intersection between Technology and Politics”, on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Lakehead University Orillia campus.  The lecture will focus on how media practices emerge and change in connection to new technologies, the relationship between technologies and processes of cultural change within social movements, and the mediation between technologies and politics.  Participants will engage in dialogue about the diverse media practices and experiences of activists and collective social actors in different areas of the world.

“The series is an opportunity to expose people to new ideas, and to promote the diversity of topics involved in sustainability,” explained Dr. Nanda Kanavillil, Director of the RCSC.

Lakehead University established the Research Centre for Sustainable Communities in 2014 to focus on interdisciplinary research that supports sustainable communities. The centre’s unconventional approach to research, with an emphasis on multi-disciplines and collaboration, will be a catalyst for research funding and community partnerships.

This session is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Dr. Nanda Kanavillil at

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