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].

Yellow scarf on dried-up soil.

The TIME issue on Climate Justice

A fundamental challenge in the pursuit of Climate Justice is the visualization of change. Even in the post-truth era, we still ascribe a great degree of trust to facts. Often, numerical data are employed to establish these facts. And while popularly we may believe numbers don’t lie, the majority of us would find extremely difficult to effectively comprenhend the operations…

Media and Environmental Communication: your 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…

Class of 2023 BA Media and Environmental Communication -Welcome!!

We would like to welcome you onto the BA (Hons) Media and Environmental Communication course. We are looking forward to meeting you and to support you through this first year of your degree. Welcome Week will take place between Monday the 28th of Sep. and Friday 2nd of October. This will involve activities which will give you the opportunity to…

MEC: learning to question our world and spark real change in it

By Katy Ensch, 1st year MEC student. Well, undoubtedly 2020 is a strange year for everyone. Although approaching 25 years of age this has also been my first year of University. However, despite the lockdown and everything else going on in the world, I’m really happy with how it’s gone. And I’m already excited to start the second year of…

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),…

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