Media has a role in improving the public spaces that we inhabit in our cities. It also shapes our imagination and structures our interactions in the public sphere. Citizens across Europe are raising their voices to reclaim their right to participate in those debates that help us improve the quality of our daily lives. MediActivism connects young citizens working on the right to the city through media to foster more liveable public spaces, better housing conditions or measures to struggle against climate change.
MediActivism consists of a series of activities happening in different cities of Europe: a Hackcamp, a format of encounter oriented to face challenges by designing prototypes that give an answer to the needs of the local context; a Right to the City Laboratory, a group of diverse participants to implement a campaign claiming the demands of citizenship; and a Policy Fora to foster changes in our cities’ policies regarding the right to the city. These activities happening in different local contexts are connected and scaled up to encourage a broader discussion in the European public sphere.
Democracy runs on screens!