Emerging youth politics, citizenship imaginations and the quiet politics of the everyday

Presenter: Siva Gopal Thaiyalan
  • Date: Monday, 30 May 2022 to Monday, 30 May 2022
  • Time: 03:30PM to 04:30PM
  • Location: Zoom, Online
  • Ticket: Free

Te Pokapū Pāhekoheko Hapori | UC Community Engagement Hub are hosting a Zoom presentation on youth politics and citizenship.

Several youth acts of citizenship have drawn global attention to diverse forms of emerging youth politics. This is most clearly exemplified by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg and her ‘School Strikes 4 Climate’ global movement. Such examples of youth politics illustrate just the tip of the iceberg of how young people today are increasingly becoming active and activist citizens in their everyday lives (Isin, 2008). Yet not all of today’s emerging youth politics are formal, public and ‘loud’; they can be imaginations and take place as quiet acts of politics in their everyday lives (Askins, 2015). This presentation will critically analyse young people’s everyday experiences with citizenship using critical theory and a feminist ethic of care. This will be achieved by examining data from a study that explored the citizenship imaginations and quiet politics of the everyday of young Singaporeans using a photovoice methodology.

Presenter’s profile

Siva Gopal Thaiyalan is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Programme for the Master of Adult Learning at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. Siva completed his doctoral study at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand in 2020. For over 20 years, Siva has worked directly with young people in education and youth development programmes in his capacity as a teacher, youth worker, and senior curriculum specialist for character and citizenship education at the Ministry of Education in Singapore. His interest focuses on imagining a transformative education for citizenship, and raising his young daughter, Maya, to be a critical and caring citizen.

Join us online for this FREE Zoom youth politics and citizenship research webinar

https://canterbury.zoom.us/j/98474692572, Meeting ID: 984 7469 2572

Contact website: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/education/research/community/

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