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ART of the MOOC

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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Length 8 weeks
Starts Aug 24 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Duke University, Creative Time via Coursera
Instructors Nato Thompson, Pedro Lasch
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Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design
Tags History Arts And Humanities Music And Art

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Rating 4.6 based on 16 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Starts Aug 24 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Duke University, Creative Time via Coursera
Instructors Nato Thompson, Pedro Lasch
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design
Tags History Arts And Humanities Music And Art

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