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4.6
38 calificaciones
15 revisiones
This course is for activists, artists, and thinkers who wish to better understand and participate in social change. We will focus on the prolific and exciting overlap between socially engaged art and cultural practices generated by recent social movements around the world. Rather than assess the political efficacy of activities like mourning, listening, organizing, dancing, or partying, the lectures examine such cultural activities next to, and within, contemporary art practice. Included in the course are guest presentations by key artists, activists, and scholars, like: Rebecca Gomperts, Chido Govera, Gulf Labor, Hans Haacke, Sharon Hayes, Jolene Rickard, Gregory Sholette, Joshua Wong, and many more. Designed by artist and Duke professor, Pedro Lasch and co-taught by Creative Time artistic director, Nato Thompson, the course challenges learners to treat the MOOC itself as a social and artistic form. This happens mostly through the practical components, local project productions, global exchanges, and critical feedback. While no prior art making or activist experience is required, projects also offer challenging options for advanced learners. For other course offerings or language versions in this series, just search 'ART of the MOOC' inside the Coursera course catalogue....
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Cursos 100 % en línea

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Approx. 6 hours to complete

Sugerido: 3 hours/week...
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Subtítulos: English, Spanish...

Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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1 hora para completar

Introduction to Activism and Social Movements

This short module includes an overview of the course's structure, working process, global community, and overall guidelines. Make sure to read it right away and refer back to it whenever needed....
Reading
1 video (Total: 2 min), 3 readings
Reading3 lecturas
Course Structure10m
Community Collaboration10m
Course Information and Resources10m
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2
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2 horas para completar

Activism and Social Movements: Lectures, Guest Presentations, and Quiz

This opening segment is dedicated to the prolific and exciting overlap between socially engaged art and cultural practices generated by recent social movements around the world. Environmentalism, AIDS activism, Queer movements, Zapatismo, immigrant rallies, alter-globalization, the World Social Forum, Occupy, the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement, museum boycotts, and democratic uprisings in the Middle East will be seen in dialogue with cultural producers who participate in these movements or are inspired by them. Rather than assess the political efficacy of such cultural activities, we will examine their place within contemporary art practices. Based on Listening, Organizing, Dancing, or Partying, each student’s contribution will respond to a particular social movement of their choosing....
Reading
10 videos (Total: 118 min), 1 quiz
Video10 videos
From Refusal and Boycott to Humor and Satire10m
Subverting Symbols and Power Structures12m
Prompt-Overview of Project and Peer Assessment2m
Beka Economopoulos16m
Gulf Labor16m
Rebecca Gomperts10m
Leonidas Martin14m
Naeem Mohaiemen11m
Joshua Wong11m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Activism and Social Movements Quiz20m
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2 horas para completar

Activism and Social Movements: Project and Peer Review

The prompt, lecture and guest presentations will provide a foundation and inspiration for students’ own experiments....
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1 quiz
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4
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2 horas para completar

Aesthetics, Art History, and Cultural Institutions - Lectures, Guest Presentations, and Quiz

Just as recent social movements have transformed contemporary art and culture, activists have relied on ideas developed in more specialized cultural circles, sometimes without knowing it. Starting with an exploration of the ways in which socially engaged public art has been included and excluded from particular narratives, theories, institutions, and events, we will use this lesson to follow social practices as they question conventional art and art history. As we do so, students will be invited to create projects that directly engage with Cultivating, Farming, Cooking, or Eating—activities that are fundamentally social but traditionally seen to contradict serious artistic production....
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9 videos (Total: 85 min), 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Cultural Institutions and and International Exhibitions6m
Prompt-Overview of Project and Peer Assessment4m
Chido Govera8m
Hans Haacke15m
Future Farmers8m
Shannon Jackson13m
Jolene Rickard12m
Abigail Satinsky7m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Aesthetics, Art History and Cultural Institutions Quiz20m
4.6

Principales revisiones

por IAMay 23rd 2018

This course was really helpful in understanding the significance of art in social activism, and the project was a lot of fun.

por SBJul 8th 2018

Exciting, different & eye-opening. Innovative assessment strategy (once it opens)!

Instructores

Nato Thompson

Chief Curator
Creative Time

Pedro Lasch

Visual Artist and Associate Research Professor
Duke Art, Art History & Visual Studies

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