Jacob Geuder

Jacob Geuder researches videoactivism in Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town. In his PhD he examines the intersection of online video production and the right to the city. Looking at videos of street protests and police violence in both cities, the goal is to capture how social media shape the specificity of urban spaces in the early 21st century. In other word, how do the “streets” and the “net” merge into each other to produce a new amalgam of public spheres? Geuder taught courses for the Masters in African Studies at the University of Basel and has been engaged in various projects such as city walking tours, public phot exhibition projects, cinema screenings and organizing neighborhood projects. Previous to his PhD, he carried out research with the local artists collective KaYelema in Bamako and has since been long interested in perspectives emerging in the “Global South”. In his activities he moves between academic research, public art and activism.

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