Event Archive 2013-2016

UAL Chairs Project 2013 to 2016

UAL Chairs Project 2013 to 2016

For 3 academic years (2013-2016), University of the Arts London appointed 13 University Chairs to work across our colleges and subject disciplines.

During the 3 years the Chairs were in post they contributed over 200 separate events and activities. They have worked with students and staff on academic activities outside the normal curriculum and disciplines of the university and contributed to high profile public lectures and exhibitions, master-classes, workshops, residencies, trips and exclusive performances – all together bringing a new audience of approximately 80,000 people to UAL through their activities. 

The above film was created by Gareth Johnson, an alumni of our LCC MA Documentary Film course as a montage representation of the 3 year project.

Gareth is working on a longer documentary film about our student experiences from the Chair Project - this is due to be released in November 2016.

University Chair Profiles

  • Photography: Paul Cochrane.

    Professor Nick Bell

    Chair of Communication Design
    (2013-2016)

  • Photography: Paul Cochrane.

    Professor Sonia Boyce

    Joint Chair of Black Art and Design

  • Photography: Paul Cochrane.

    Professor Fred Deakin

    Chair of Interactive Digital Art

  • Professor Stephen Farthing

    Professor Stephen Farthing

    Rootstein Hopkins University Chair of Drawing

  • Photography: Paul Cochrane.

    Professor Paul Goodwin

    Joint Chair of Black Art and Design and Director of TrAIN Research Centre

  • Professor Isaac Julien. Photography: Graeme Robertson.
    Photography: Graeme Robertson.

    Professor Isaac Julien

    Chair of Global Art
    (2013-2016)

  • Professor Ben Kelly RDI

    Chair of Interior and Spatial Design
    (2013-2016)

  • Professor Rob Kesseler. Photography: Paul Cochrane.
    Photography: Paul Cochrane.

    Professor Rob Kesseler

    Chair of Arts, Design and Science

  • Professor Scott King. Photography: Paul Cochrane.
    Photography: Paul Cochrane.

    Professor Scott King

    Chair of Visual Communications
    (2013-2016)

  • Professor Ezio Manzini. Image courtesy of Ezio Manzini.
    Image courtesy of Ezio Manzini.

    Professor Ezio Manzini

    Chair of Design for Social Innovation
    (2013-2016)

  • Professor Lucy Orta. Photography: Paul Cochrane.
    Photography: Paul Cochrane.

    Professor Lucy Orta

    Chair of Art in the Environment

  • Professor David Toop. Photography: Paul Cochrane.
    Photography: Paul Cochrane.

    Professor David Toop

    Chair of Audio Culture and Improvisation