The Design of Narrative Platforms for Social Change—Lina Srivastava (Medea Talks #22)

Lina Srivastava is a social innovation strategist combining culture, activism, and storytelling. She is the creator of the “transmedia activism” framework and has provided strategic project design to a group of social impact organizations, including UNESCO, MobileActive, Shine Global and BYkids. On February 12, 2013, she gave a Medea Talk about narrative platforms for social change.

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About the Medea Talk
As an increasingly interconnected global society, we are experiencing a massive social shift that is changing the way we govern ourselves, build our societies, create our livings, talk to each other, entertain ourselves, and develop our cultures. Transmedia storytelling — the participatory co-creation and multiple-channel distribution of media that builds an immersive, comprehensive experience around a core story — is increasingly the way media will flow online and in the real world. People who work to create shifts in culture and society through activism, advocacy or art are starting to benefit from innovations in new media technology. Recognizing this, Lina Srivastava created the “transmedia activism” framework. In this talk, Lina talked about her work in social change through strategy, design, and media engagement, and presented current case studies and media clips highlighting her work in transmedia activism.

More about Lina Srivastava
Lina Srivastava is a social innovation strategist, combining culture, activism, and storytelling. An attorney by training from New York University School of Law, Lina is the creator of the transmedia activism framework, and has been involved in campaigns for several documentaries, including Oscar-winning Born into Brothels, Emmy-nominated The Devil Came on Horseback, Oscar-nominated Inocente, and Sundance Award-winning Who Is Dayani Cristal?. Lina is the former Executive Director of Kids with Cameras, and the Association of Video and Filmmakers, she is currently the strategist for VODO, 3Generations, and Lakou Mizik. Lina has provided strategic project design to a group of social impact organizations, including UNESCO, MobileActive, Shine Global and BYkids.

Medea Talk # 22 The Design of Narrative Platforms for Social Change
When: Tuesday, February 12, 16:00-18:00
Where: at the MEDEA studio, Östra Varvsgatan 11, Malmö
Whom: The Medea Talk is for free and open to everyone. It is followed by Q&A and conversation.
Moderator: Christian Badse, Creative Director – Interactive Department at DR

  • Hello! Will it be possible to follow the event online?
    Best, – birgitte (birgitte.jallov@mail.dk)

    • Hi Birgitte, I’m sorry, but the talk was not streamed live online. We will however publish a recorded version on this very page tomorrow afternoon. / Richard