BILDPROTESTE by Kerstin Schankweiler

Book presentation

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 7 pm in the SUDHAUS, free admission (in German)

Kerstin Schankweiler in conversation with editor Wolfgang Ullrich
Moderation: René Aguigah (Deutschlandfunk Kultur)

How do selfies function as a means of protest? Can online pictorial phenomena create a global community? Kerstin Schankweiler uses examples of protest movements from around the world to show the dynamics that the rapid spread of images can develop in the age of social media.

Technological change has given images a tremendous amount of significance. The fact that they are easier than ever to produce and spread not only leads to the much-cited “flood of images”, but also lends images additional functions. For the first time, people can communicate with images as naturally as with spoken or written language. The “iconic turn” proclaimed years ago has become reality.

The series DIGITALE BILDKULTUREN published by Wagenbach discusses the most important new forms and uses of images and places them in their cultural-historical context.