Politics, Art and Resistance – new free MOOC module

POLIR academics offer free online module with platform Future Learn

Dr Iain MacKenzie and Dr Stephan Rossbach from the School of Politics and International Relations are offering a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on Politics, Art and Resistance via the Future Learn platform.

The four week course starts on April 16, and is FREE. You can register for the course here
The course is open to everyone with an interest in politics, art or resistance. As part of the course, participants will be invited to submit an image of ‘what resistance means to them’, and the images will be collected in order to create a photo mosaic, which will be on display at TATE Modern as part of a TATE Exchange workshop later in the year. The course offers the chance to explore how art movements have inspired political activism by introducing ideas and practices of resistance, and the relationship between art and politics.


You’ll explore:

  • the socially engaged practices of artists, and how art movements have inspired ordinary people
  • art manifestos, and how to develop your own manifesto
  • how creative practices connect with social and political issues

and the topics

  • What is ‘resistance’?
  • The relationship between art and politics
  • Writing to resist: The art of the manifesto
  • Life as a work of art
  • Styles of resistance
  • Resistance and Utopia
This is a new form of online teaching, funded by the University, which allows the School of Politics and International Relations to bring our teaching to a large online audience. Sign up or recommend to a friend!
Find out more about Future Learn here
Join the conversation: use the hashtag #FLresistance to discus the course on social media