This project - jointly developed by Jeannine-Madeleine Fischer and Thomas Kirsch - starts from the initial question how aesthetic forms enable activists to articulate and mobilize their political claims. A basic assumption is that aesthetic forms release new meanings and potentials as they travel through specific social, political, and affective contexts. Aesthetic forms and especially visual expressions are predestined for media journeys - a mode of travel that has become vital for activism in a globalized world. The project looks in particular at case studies in Southern Africa (Republic of South Africa, Botswana)