Rural Challenges, Social Communication and Fire Risk
DescriptionRural communities are among the hardest hit by wildfires. However, they are often considered as contributing to wildfire risk, as agricultural activities like burning of pastures or the use of machinery can potentially cause wildfires. Still, rural communities are key in making a systemic change for better fire management and policies. Presently, many socioeconomic, demographic, and environmental aspects of rurality are not considered and overlooked, whilst systemic change requires amongst others acknowledging and supporting rural communities and their role in wildfire management. In this goal, culture, communication and knowledge transfer are key factors. This session is a platform for research on rural challenges, social communication, culture and fire risk. Among the works, it is expected to receive proposals that touch on any of the following or other related topics.
- The challenges of rural communities, fire risk and communication.
- Proximity policies in rural areas and their communicative and cultural dimension.
- The coverage of the fires and the representation of rurality in the media.
- Relations between wildfires, rural communities and the media.
- Narratives about fires in rural settings and their social perception.
- Representations of rurality, cultural production, audiovisual and arts around wildfires.
- Studies on institutional communication, media or film around fires and rural areas.
- Community-based initiatives as response to rural challenges, such as wildfires.
- Cultural production, audio-visual and arts about wildfires and the rural.
Wildfire impact and resilient methods of conservation of the natural and built heritage and infrastructure in urban and rural zones
Wildfires, environmental risks, and the role of management