Author Archive for Patricia Prieto Blanco

Patricia works as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Media, University of Brighton. Her areas of expertise are visual methodologies, photography and migration. Her research focuses on social uses of images, whereby she places special emphasis on exploring pictorial mediations of (dis)affect and kinship. As an advocate of interdisciplinary, participatory and practice-based research, she regularly collaborates with colleagues outside of the UK, most recently as International Advisor for two research projects: Post-Photography (University of Luzern, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation) and What’s in the App? Digitally-mediated communication within contemporary multilingual families across time and space (University of Jyväskylä, funded by the Academy of Finland). Patricia is the technology advisor at IVSA (International Visual Sociology Association) and a member of DFG research network "Transformative Bildlichkeit: Zum Spannungsfeld von Bild und Gesellschaft" [Transformative representativeness: areas of conflict between images and society].

Climate Action 13th March 2020

The UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN) has called for a day of online and offline protest against the government’s lack of action on the Climate Crisis. You can find information about activities organised by local groups here. And here are some ways in which you can get involved while staying indoors:   Make noise in social media – Tweet, Retweet,…

BA Media and Environmental Communication Students -Welcome!!

We would like to welcome you onto the BA (Hons) Media and Environmental Communication course and invite you to explore the course blog. Some of your peers have written helpful posts about Brighton, your new home!, and why it is the perfect place for green minds to flourish.  I have been living in Brighton for over three years now and…

Climate, Oceans and Coastal Communities Conference (FREE event)

Save the date! On October the 10th, the University of Brighton is hosting a free conference aiming to understand environmental, economic and social consequences of global warming and climate change among coastal communities, at global and local level. Organised by the Centre for Aquatic United Environments (University of Brighton), Sussex Wildlife Trust and United Nations Association (London and South East),…

About the Course

With the growth of technology and internet use, the media has become central to the ways in which environmental issues are communicated to and understood by the public, on a local and global scale. Whether through photographs, documentaries, advertising or news articles, we are made aware of the challenges that face our planet like never before. Scientists, environmental organisations, businesses…

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