‘Anti-Racism Apps’: Models, Approaches and Uses of Mobile Media for Education Against Racism
Racism education and awareness raising, has for some time, been using media to support and deliver campaigns and interventions to prevent and tackle racism. There has been a recent increase in the use of social and mobile media for this purpose, driven and enhanced by the widespread uptake of smart phones that support geo-location, always-on self-tracking and reflexive real-time activities and practices.
This project will examine the way in which mobile media platforms and apps are entangled in specific understandings and approaches to racism. A number of ‘anti-racism apps’ in Australia, the US, France, the UK and Canada are the focus of the research. Using cultural research methodologies such as platform and interface analysis and interviews with developers and users we will critically analyse and assess the user models, approaches to racism and use of mobile media for education and governance to inform future developments in anti-racism interventions and services.
If you want to find out more about the organisations and developers behind these apps see the links below:
- Everyday Racism
- Islamophobia Watch
- Kick it Out
- Citoyens Effaçons le racisme
- ‘Appli Contre l’Islamophobie’ (Collective Against Islamophobia)
- Stop and Frisk