06 Feb Grassroots Radio at the Internet Festival 2019
Dr Nadia Pantidi, lecturer at School of Applied Psychology in University College Cork and co-investigator at the Grassroots Radio Project, was invited as a keynote speaker at the Internet Festival 2019 – which took place in Pisa (Italy) recently – as part of the event ‘Labs of Cultures. Processes, strategies and good practices for the challenges of contemporary society’. The event was organised by the European project CultureLabs. Recipes for social innovation and provided an opportunity to hear directly from the voices of international speakers, examples, good practices and cases of success where digital innovation is at the service of social innovation, and participatory approaches trigger effective paths of inclusion.
Nadia’s talk Digital Futures For, With, By the People discussed current research that showcases ways that digital technologies can be used for social good. Nadia presented the research conducted at the Grassroots Radio project as a key social innovation case study highlighting how the RootIO technology, alongside participatory research methodologies, transforms remote rural communities in Romania, Ireland and Madeira by giving them ownership over the design of technologies, allowing them to voice their needs and values, enhancing media pluralism and lowering the barriers of participation.