n.paradoxa’s announces MOOC (Mass Open Online Course) on feminism

This course has been set up by Katy Deepwell, editor of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal.

This course is for anyone interested in studying art and feminism.
It is suitable for anyone, 16 to 90 years of age.
You can register at any time.Curiosity – and very basic computer skills – are required.

You may already be an artist, a writer, a curator or an art historian or a school teacher who wants to develop their knowledge of feminism.

Participation on this basic course is free.
You can start it whenever you want and continue it at your own pace.

The model for this MOOC is connectivist. The lessons contain many documents and links for you to consult. It uses the internet as a primary resource. You can post responses to the lessons to the forums and undertake assignments to earn badges on this site.

Why should you do this course?

  • Increase your awareness of feminist politics in relation to contemporary art.
  • Learn more about this topic.
  • Join a community exploring similar interests and share ideas with them.
  • Experience a MOOC.
  • Gain a greater understanding of what you can find online about this topic.

There are many art and art history degrees where nothing is being taught about feminism in relation to contemporary art and this course is designed to help those curious to know more.  It may also suit people who are thinking about returning to higher education or a further degree in fine art, visual culture or cultural studies and have an interest in the work of contemporary women artists and feminism(s).