Anita Gurumurthy will be delivering the keynote lecture on the second day of Back to the Future, the Techne Student Congress, held from July 5 to 7, 2021. The congress will be hosted by Loughborough University London.
Anita's keynote is on 'Justice in the Post-public Sphere: The New Challenge for Global Communication Governance', wherein she will discuss pathways to a new ‘communicative rationality’ in the digital age.
The theme of the conference is the question of ‘Back to the Future’. The pandemic has affected our lives and livelihoods in previously unimaginable ways. It has had profound effects on the cultural and creative industries and highlighted issues of equality, diversity and inclusion. What are our post pandemic aspirations? What can we learn from our recent and distant pasts? How can we create a better future? This theme is built around the idea of returning to thinking about the future, as we emerge from and come to terms with, the pandemic and its effects.