Thursday 30 November 2017 | 6pm – 8pm | Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
At Central Saint Martins we foster a culture that is driven by the imagination, drive, skill and ambition of our staff as well as our students. We want to ensure that we deliver teaching that is as diverse as the students we teach. We are committed to becoming a more representative institution, so we are inviting art and design practitioners and alumni of colour to join us for an evening of networking and discussion with leading practitioners, and to explore pathways into lecturing and teaching at Central Saint Martins.
Teaching Futures will be an informative evening of talks from educators and leading practitioners of colour in art, design and the creative industries. Our theme for the evening will be Exploring the intersection of creative practice and education, we have invited speakers who will impart their experience of professional practice and share how they negotiate and manage professional and educative practice.
Kenya Hunt | Deputy Editor and Fashion Features Director at ELLE UK
Kenya is an award-winning writer, editor and Oxford graduate based in London. Currently fashion features director of ELLE UK, her career spans the creation a viral, guest-edited fashion issue and app with Karl Lagerfeld to building and growing a digital fashion title, which was funded by the owners of Metro International newspapers.
Jo Arscott | Creative Consultant (ex-Creative Director Saatchi and Saatchi)
Jo was Executive Creative Director for Saatchi & Saatchi before relocating to the USA to lead integrated brand activation for Coca-Cola HQ for North America and for global projects, such as the Olympic Games. Jo also worked for J. Walter Thompson Dubai, where she oversaw brand activation for MENA.
Mary Evans | Contemporary artist and university lecturer
Mary has received a number of significant commissions, awards and residencies, including a Smithsonian Artists Research Fellowship at the National Museum of African Art. Mary typically uses paper as her medium, producing large-scale, site-specific work - sometimes with reference to highly charged subjects, such as lynching in the Deep South. Her work has been exhibited extensively across the UK, as well as internationally. Mary also teaches at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.
This will be followed by a panel discussion, including audience Q&A, which with be chaired by Richie Manu.
Richie Manu is an award-winning lecturer at Central St Martins, University of the Arts London. Richie blends a career in professional design practice with other roles as an educator and writer.