Round-table discussion on how influencers influence our culture
A round table discussion on how influencers influence our culture – looking at the pros & cons of a world in which social and cultural influence is formalised and commercialised.
With your phone in your hand you can browse Instagram and other social media, and see people like you living a life that may come with the hashtag #ad or #gifted. What is this world? Where did it come from and where is it going?
This open debate will feature influencers, psychologists and others, and presents a chance to look at what is working, who it’s working for, and where we all might be heading.
We’ve all had a chance to live in a different world for a year now, so let’s debate what we now see and feel about social media influence and influencers, their role going forward, and changes we can see or feel coming down the pipe to a bubble near you.
The discussion will be hosted by photographer and influencer Colin Moody and topics covered will include: Mental Health, Tiers of Influence (the likes hierarchy), Social Bubbles (who are we talking to?), True Voice vs Sponsored Content (and when the line blurs), Culture vs PR.
We are inviting influencers, psychologists, and representatives from the PR world to help us peer behind the curtain of the business of social influence and to ponder it’s effects on our culture. Speakers are still being confirmed for this event.
TICKETS: The suggested donation of £4 will help us keep the School of Activism as accessible & low-cost as possible, £8 will subsidise a ticket for someone else - but no-one turned away through lack of funds!
The School of Activism 2.0 is a two week programme of workshops, talks and activities brought to you by Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft over the Easter holidays. The workshops are intended to be empowering experiences equipping people with the tools to challenge the status quo, contest power structures and ultimately to change the world.