This article focuses on globalisation, universalism and the concept of the universal museum while dissecting The Declaration on the Importance and Value of Universal Museums through the context of stolen artefacts like the Benin Bronzes.
Burning sage, cleansing your energy with crystals, and meditation retreats; all are examples of the so-called movement of wellness culture which spread through social media. But is it actually making us healthier, or is it maybe keeping us sick?
Modern cinema and popular culture are not done with vampirism. The award-winning mockumentary film and show 'What we do in the shadows' features vampires, and other monsters, trying to make sense of modern life.
This paper aims to illustrate how Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro - and his communication strategists also known as the “hate cabinet” - make use of algorithmic knowledge in order to circulate his message and ideology in the hybrid media system.
This paper explores the inception and subsequent downfall of punk's last truly countercultural movement - the Riot Grrrl, and attempts to find out whether it still exists today or its significance is just a distant memory.
The Pinky Glove proves that periods are a societal taboo topic. This article is a deep dive into how German media reinforces menstruation stigma and stereotypes and how digital menstrual activism combats the negative menstrual status quo.
In this paper, fifteen-year-old citizen journalist and activist Janna Jihad will be discussed. We will investigate how digital journalism, citizen witnessing and the affordances of social media contribute to Janna Jihad's activism.
Memes are an important phenomenon in contemporary society. Meme or not, there is a story to be told behind every remix of classical art. This paper dives into the world of stories that are hiding behind classical art memes.
East Side Gallery is one of the most famous landmarks in Berlin. For decades it has hosted a flow of ideas and critiques about Europe's troubled past. This essay explores its significance through the lens of globalization.
In this paper, the discourse that emerged as a result of Shawn Mendes saying 'it's giving Cher' in his Vogue Met Gala video will be analysed. A look will be taken into why this led to people thinking he must be queer.
Nebula is a streaming site that combines capitalist and socialist ideas. Worker exploitation and commodified individualism are addressed on the site, through infrastructures. Meanwhile, they also provide a platform for leftist discourses