With terms like ‘political movement’ or ‘resistance movement’, the language we use around political activism often suggests movement – of people and ideas – away from the way things are towards a different, improved situation.
In this series of activities, interactive displays and performances, join the University of Kent and explore the transition of ‘stepping out’ from one situation into another. Negotiate the tensions between a cause and the uncertainty of an outcome, between followers and leaders, between success and failure, nostalgia and utopia. Reflect on the way we navigate transitional places and moments. Join in and use movement – literally, figuratively and playfully – as the way of thinking and acting that can help us move toward a different future.
About the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent
Within the School of Politics and International Relations students have the opportunity to engage in forms of experiential learning focusing on the relationship between art and political resistance. Final-year undergraduates can take the module How to Start a Revolution, MA students a module called Resistance in Practice. For Tate Exchange, Stefan Rossbach and Iain Mackenzie, the respective convenors of these modules, work with the students to create the programme of activities.