The Centre of Discourse Studies collaborates with institutional and independent research and activist groups concerned with the use of discourse in society. Here we provide a brief description and links to these groups. The Centre is open to expanding our affiliation with other groups in order to promote research and action in Discourse Studies worldwide. Interested groups can visit our Contact Page or send a message directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colectivo DARTS (Discourse and Analysis for Resistance and Social Transformation) is an initiative of a group of young researchers in the field of Critical Discourse Studies. The collective, born at the Center of Discourse Studies of Barcelona, was created as a way to contest various forms of precariousness within the Academy and seek the autonomy of thought and action. Understanding research as a practice of resistance in itself, the group's objectives are: to collectively and critically study the discursive constructions of social problems and offer results to the agents involved. As part of this project, they seek the collaboration of other groups and social actors in order to be able to spread their studies outside the neoliberal margins of the Academy.
The Discourse and Translation Studies Research Group (University Pompeu Fabra) understands that the knowledge produced by contemporary societies, whether scientific-technical or cultural, is brought in the form of discourse; that is, language is used as a space of implementation. Nobody, at this time, can imagine the creation of knowledge apart from new information and communication technologies. The possibility of quickly accessing an extraordinary data volume through easily accessible smart terminals implies that knowledge bases should be translatable, either into processing bases or into other languages and semiotic systems. Therefore, it seems likely to establish that creating new knowledge is subject to the condition of translatability and communicability of knowledge and that discourse is generated where knowledge becomes marketable output.