Speakers' Corner: The power of audiovisual archives
Institutional Communication Service
Starting from the No-Billag case, Arianna Rizzi's (Bachelor in Communication, USI) research aims at analysing the role of archives in the digital world. Specifically, the analysis focuses on how Radiotelevisione svizzera intervened in the tax-related issue using its archives, as a social strategy, on the online channels, underlining the importance of the public service in a critical moment. In this way, the convergence between audiovisual archives and the digital world helped the population navigate the political debate.
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The Speakers' Corner project, whose first experimental edition was held on 5 October 2020 at Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano during the Swiss Digital Days, launches a series of short video contributions in which students tell about the projects developed for the event. Speakers' Corner is a project promoted by the City of Lugano and the Lugano Living Lab, in which USI, together with other universities in Southern Switzerland, also participated: an initiative that stems from the desire to promote concrete projects to raise awareness on digital issues by enhancing skills in the area.