via the Yes Men
CREATIVE ACTIVISM: an open class for media creators and change makers
From their site:
This class will explore the potentials of creative media activism through encouraging ‘live’ creative interventions and participation in cultural, political and social debates.
Throughout the 10 week class we will be exploring how media activists and campaigners have used their media knowledge, connections and skills to ask difficult questions, provoke debate and raise awareness of important issues and problems in their local, national and international communities. We will be putting up a number of lectures, tasks, podcasts and other resources online to help you.
It is an activity-led class where participants will be choosing an issue that is important to them and working on a series of real and situated tasks that will aim to provide them with a number of and skills and abilities.
By being run as an open community it will enable participants to constructively critique, learn from, build on and collaborate with each other to produce a body of work that will, hopefully, make a practical and positive impact on the issue the students are addressing.
If you are interested in getting involved, or just want to stay up to date with the work of this class, please join us here or post comments using the #creativact hashtag. We look forward to hearing from you.
Starting in January 2013