Urban Media Studies| The Augmented City in Protest: The Urban Media Studies Perspective

Tetyana Lokot


This paper considers the implications of applying an interdisciplinary urban media studies framework to study protest in the city and the city in protest. Using the case of a grassroots community in the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, it demonstrates how this approach can help explain the melding of citizen agency and local political and cultural contexts with the digital and material geographies of the city. Such interdisciplinary thinking also allows us to consider how the changing relationship between the city, its inhabitants, and their media use informs our methodological approaches to the study of augmented urban protest.


urban media studies; protest; Ukraine; agency; digital media

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