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Transmedia
Historytelling.

It is a re-appropriation of the concept of Henry Jenkins as a form of methodological reflection on the benefits of using transmedia narratives to communicate historical research.

What is Transmedia HistoryTelling about? – Karla L. Escobar H.

"Transmedia HistoryTelling is a project with the aim of collectively think about the forms of communication in history, particularly in the history of law. Although the concern has this disciplinary origin, it seeks to promote plural dialogues with both academic and non-academic audiences. To this end, it seeks to explore new narratives using different media: how can historians participate in current debates? how can we better communicate our research results? how can our research produce significant lessons that help us think about the future in times of crisis?

Let's think together!"

Transmedia basic concepts:

Multimodal diffusion | Coordinated experience | Interactivity - relatability

 

Art direction & Video Editing for Max Plank Institute

for Legal History and Legal Theory

 

2021 - 2022

"A Video by Many Hands": Law, Memory, and Nation.

From Transmedia HistoryTelling Facebook Page:

"A couple of months ago, on our Facebook page, we invited people to make a collective video or "a video by many hands", as we call it, to discuss a phenomenon that was occurring in the context of the protests in Colombia: the collapse of monuments. We received some comments on the page and a couple of videos, and based on them, we made some invitations to look at the problem from different perspectives. It was a very interesting exercise that allowed us to create a non-linear narrative that led us through different analytical paths: the law, the memory, the national discourses, or even the emotional ones, all of them aimed at thinking about the role of history to imagine possible futures. The video we share today does not seek to give an answer to the phenomenon, but rather, it seeks to become a space for discussion that shows some of the many edges of the situation, with the intention of opening diverse lines of discussion. We invite you to watch it to the end and to share your views on the matter."

Art direction & Video Editing for Max Plank Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory

2021 - 2022

A Desalambrar! (Tear Down the Fences!)

It's a 5-episode micro-series based on the doctoral research of Karla L. Escobar H. titled "Citizenship, Justice, and Indigeneity: a History of Indigenous Legal Practices in Cauca - Colombia, 1880-1938". Throughout these five episodes, we will approach the stories of important indigenous leaders in the southwest of the country to analyze the legal-political strategies used by them to protect their territories, the transformations they underwent over time, as well as their strategies' scope and limitations.

The series takes its name from the well-known song "¡A Desalambrar!" by Daniel Viglietti, which was popularized in Latin America by Víctor Jara and -in Colombia also by Ana and Jaime-. The lyrics were sung by indigenous people from Cauca during one of the many meetings that took place in the region in the 1970s, within the framework of the reconstitution of the indigenous councils, throughout the first years of the Consejo Regional Indígena del Cauca (Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca). In the version that we remember here -and that serves as an intro for this series of videos- the singers added a new verse, in which they criticized the Agrarian Reform policies that were being carried out and made a call for collective mobilization. Although the video makes emphasis on the legal dimension of the story, the nature of the song reminds us that this battle was taking place in several spheres: political, social, and, of course, cultural.

 

Art direction & Video Editing for Max Plank Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory

 

2021 - 2022

Transmedia Legal Historytelling.

This is the product of a collective reflection

of the work of legal historians and on the exploration of more creative forms of expression in the academic world.

Art direction & Video Editing for Max Plank Institute

for Legal History and Legal Theory

 

2021 - 2022

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