Global Activist Strategies1 | FAQ Communication Guerilla. Frequently Asked Questions.
1.1 Do communication guerrillas use ski masks and arms?
Far from any possible bohemian associations that the term "guerrilla' might hold for the traditional left wing fans, or Che Guevara' s pins collectors, the communication guerrilla uses neither arms, nor ski masks or any other military outfit.
The communication guerrilla operates on communication in all directions and meanings. That is its action ground, where the many practices that are performed in the communicational processes are formalized. The communication guerrillas would rather use cell phones and email.
1.2 Is it really necessary to live in the mexican southeastern jungle to be able to be a communication guerrilla?
No. The communication guerrilla does not occupy a stable physical space, neither has a mail address. In fact it does not have its definite own space.
The guerrilla metaphor is useful to define a practice that does not occupy space, because it takes the opponent' s (or the enemy' s) space. It suddenly appears and it vanishes without leaving a trace. It does not have proper names, or leaders. It is rather about a network of autonomous groups that work together which uses mass media tactically to break the power structures that accompany us every day in our quotidian acts.Biography
Zeca Ligiéro is a Brazilian author, artist, director and theater professor. He was a founder and the first coordinator of the Graduate Program in Theater at the Universidade do Rio de Janeiro. He is the director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in Brazil.
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