New MOOC on Feminist Art Manifestos

n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal launches new MOOC
(a Mass Open Online Course) on Feminist Art Manifestos!

Who is this MOOC for?

Students, educators, artists, art historians and curators or anyone wishing to extend their knowledge of debates in contemporary art and feminism, especially those in lockdown or working from home! Please pass on this information to anyone who you think might be interested, including your students!

This course aims to bridge the gap between interest in feminism shown at graduate and undergraduate levels from art, art history and cultural studies students in comparison to the paucity of teaching on this subject in higher education curricula.

Declaim! Declare! Deny! Embrace! Advocate! Think about feminist futures!

A new course online on Feminist Art Manifestos.
Available from 4 May-1 October 2020 at

‘Feminist Art Manifestos’ offers 6 lessons on artists/authors of manifestos as a means to study feminism and contemporary art as a trans-national phenomenon.
The 30 manifestos discussed come from many countries around the world and cover the period 1969-2020.

This course is based upon Feminist-Art-Manifestos: an Anthology, edited by Katy Deepwell, (KT press, 2014).  A free copy of this ebook is included in the course.

Once a week, starting 20 May 2020 and continuing for 6 months only, Katy Deepwell will be running a live discussion forum (7-9pm GMT) for those registered on the course. Students can join any time during the course and progress at their own pace.

Anyone wishing to enrol is advised to undertake and complete the basic course of 10 free lessons first to understand the structure of the MOOC and the style of learning.

This new course is an extension of the existing MOOC’s free lessons on feminism and contemporary art. These 10 free lessons are still open and available on the site.

Why you should join this course?
Increase your awareness of feminist politics in relation to contemporary art
Learn more about manifestos and feminism’s use of this form
Join a community exploring similar interests and share ideas with them
Experience a MOOC (Mass Online Open Course) in the form of a DOCC

n.paradoxa’s MOOC is built using the principles of FEMTECHNET’s model of a DOCC, Distributed Open Collaborative Course – a feminist retooling of the popular genre of networked learning called MOOCs. n.paradoxa’s MOOC does not follow the dominant models of many MOOCs with videos plus quizzes, nor does it link to wikipedia and ted talks.The MOOC uses many resources from the internet, among them, The Feminist Art Observatory website, at

To take this course, register for the free MOOC, then sign-up for this course inside the site. Access to full course and ebook is provided only after payment.
The fee of £45 is a one-off payment for access to the course materials of Feminist Art Manifestos, the free ebook Feminist Art Manifesto: An Anthology (KT press, 2014), and to join the forums and the weekly session with Katy Deepwell.
This fee is non-refundable and is payment for the teacher and her work.

Access to the course materials will continue after the course has ended.

These courses have been designed by Katy Deepwell, editor of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal and they use the resources available at The Feminist Art Observatory on and the internet.

Take a look and recommend it to your students to try out.

The journal, n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal (1998-2017), is separate from this new MOOC and you can find open access versions of PDFs and abstracts of its articles at

The MOOC was written by Katy Deepwell, editor and founder of n.paradoxa. n.paradoxa’s MOOC is independently published by KT press.

With best wishes,

Katy Deepwell,  Founder and Editor of n.paradoxa

n.paradoxa, The Feminist Art Observatory and n.paradoxa’s MOOC are all published by: KT press, 38 Bellot St, London, SE10 0AQ, UK

About nparadoxa

n.paradoxa is an international feminist art journal, published since 1996 online and 1998 in print website: n.paradoxa is edited by Katy Deepwell
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