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”Another world is plantable”: Urban activist gardeners’ communicative action
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1443-6537
2013 (English)In: COCE 2013: Abstracts, 2013, 20- p.Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Urban activist gardening can take many forms and is practiced in cities all over the world from community gardens on vacant lots, that is, the cultivation of what is considered to be neglected land , to the cultivation of tree pits, and to moss graffiti on rocks, logs, pots or statuary. Without communicating these actions, we did not know anything about these movements. For instance, mass media has taken up this issue of transformation in several contributions. Most of the people know about it via mass media, that has frequently taken up activist gardening in cities. However, this paper explores how urban activist gardener themselves communicate their actions on websites. What are the selection criteria for dissemination information on their activities? How do they try to open up for participation for the “right” people?

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2013. 20- p.
Keyword [en]
environmental communication, garden activists
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Environmental Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-20150Local ID: 1294/42/2009OAI: diva2:663175
12th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE), Uppsala 6-10 June 2013
Media, Communication, and the Social Performance of Environmentalism: Comparing Ecological Collectives on Two Sides of the Baltic Sea
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2013-11-10 Created: 2013-11-10 Last updated: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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