This course will take place online, for a reduced rate of Full £95 / Conc. £71
The study of highlights and case studies from the past century give context to the movements that shape our lives in Britain today, such as police and prison abolition, housing and land justice, disability rights, and work rights. We will explore the visual culture that accompanies these movements.
Who is this course for?
This course is for people who are interested in reflecting on moments that continue to shape important campaigns for social change in Britain. It will be a discussion-led course with lots of opportunity for conversation. We will explore songs, texts and videos, as well as ephemera from Bishopsgate Institute’s special collections.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
This course will be held via Zoom. You need a computer/laptop or mobile phone to access the Zoom website, and a reliable internet connection. For further information on how to join a Zoom meeting, you can watch the joining video here.
If you have access requirements or anything else you would like us to know about in advance, please contact Bishopsgate Institute as early as possible so we can work out how to help you participate.
Will I be assessed?
There is no formal assessment for courses at Bishopsgate Institute. However, to monitor your learning and progress, tutors will assess your participation in classroom activities.
Image credit: Angela Christofilou Archive
You will learn
By the end of this course, you will have learnt historical highlights and context for some of the most important campaigns for social justice in Britain.
Meet the Tutor
Siobhán Forshaw was born in Burnley and has been living in the East End of London for the past six years. Her main job is as the Curator of Community programmes at the Whitechapel Gallery, and outside of that she does bits of writing and research. As an activist, Siobhán works mainly on housing and land justice.
Abolition: the police force and prisons in Britain
The disability rights movement
Housing and land justice
Trade unions, strikes, and workers rights
Sex work and rights
The visual culture of protest movements
Need to Know
- 19:00 – 21:00
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Siobhán Forshaw
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