On Walls, Squares, Bridges and Sqridges
A framework to think about North-South dialogues in communication and media studies
This article analyses the workings of antagonism in academia, and concludes with a discussion of two metaphors - the bridge and the square - and their capacity to signify agonistic academic spaces. As the argument is made to combine both metaphors, the notion of the sqridge is proposed. It is this article that launched the metaphor that would lend its name to the NGO Sqridge.
[The article at the Journal of Latin American Communication Research]
Communicating Academic Knowledge Beyond the Written Academic Text
An Auto-Ethnographic Analysis of the Mirror Palace of Democracy Installation Experiment
The article first discusses five approaches that aim to transcend, complement, or overturn the hegemony of the written academic text. In the second part, the Mirror Palace of Democracy installation experiment, is autoethnographically analyzed. The experiment allowed reflection on the integrated and iterative nature of academic communication, on the hybrid academic–artistic identity, and on the diversification of publics. Both the theoretical discussion on the five approaches and the Mirror Palace of Democracy installation are part of a call for more experimentation with, and theorization of, multimodal and/or arts-based academic communication.
[The article at the International Journal of Communication]