Digital Activism Workshop

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10am – 4pm, Friday 11 November 2016
MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN. (Map)

Are new technologies transforming the way we do politics?
Which new innovations are soon to reshape our communities?

Discuss these issues with prominent academics, campaigners, and technologists at ‘Digital Activism’ at MadLab on November 11th.

This workshop is organised by Thomas Redshaw and movements@manchester with support from the ESRC Festival of Social Science.
Free reservation from Eventbrite required:


  • Dr. Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Aberdeen
    Digitally Enabled Democracy: How New Technologies are Affecting Activism
  • Dave Carter, Honorary Research Fellow, SEED, University of Manchester
    From Urban Telematics to Smart Cities: 30 Years of Urban Digital Activism
  • Dr. Anita Greenhill, Senior Lecturer in People Management & Organisation, University of Manchester
    Imagining Community Futures using Science-Fiction Prototyping
  • Mick Chesterman, Childhood, Youth & Education Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University
    Communicating Technical Issues: Activism and Education
  • Loz Kaye, Co-founder of Open Intelligence thinktank & former leader of Pirate Party UK
    Digital Rights Digital Wrongs: The Politics of Technology
  • Tom Chiverton, Digital rights campaigner, Open Rights Group
    Digital Activism in Real World Campaigns: Tales from the Open Rights Group
  • Max Flores, Co-founder of Bitcoin Manchester
    Bitcoin Finances – Security, Privacy, and Storage