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University Chairs Road Show

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Published date
04 March 2014


Dear UAL Staff,

Please be advised that we are holding a Road Show in March 2014 for a chance for staff to meet our new University Chairs.

A total of 12 new professors have been appointed at University of the Arts London in a major investment in students’ academic experience.

Nigel Carrington, Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London, says:

“As one of the world’s largest creative communities, UAL is a leading force in how creative disciplines develop and evolve, which is why we have invested in these new roles and appointed pioneers in their fields as Chairs. These new professors will spearhead our continuing drive to create communities of practice in which students and staff can take time out to think differently and develop new approaches to the evolution of our disciplines.”

The full list of new professors is:

  1. Nick Bell, Chair of Communication Design
  2. Prof. Sonia Boyce, & Paul Goodwin, Chair of Black Art and Design
  3. Fred Deakin, Chair of Interactive Digital Art
  4. Prof. Stephen Farthing, Chair of Drawing
  5. Dr. Dominic Janes, Chair of Cultural and Visual Studies
  6. Isaac Julien, Chair of Global Art
  7. Ben Kelly,  Chair of Interior & Spatial Design
  8. Prof. Rob Kesseler, Chair of Arts, Design and Science
  9. Scott King, Chair of Visual Communication
  10. Prof. Ezio Manzini, Chair of Design for Social Innovation
  11. Prof. Lucy Orta, Chair of Art in the Environment
  12. Prof. David Toop, Chair of Audio, Culture and Improvisation

Read their individual ambitions for their roles alongside their backgrounds here (PDF)

The Road Show will provide lunch time ‘drop ins’ at each college for any member of staff or student who wish to greet them and/or discuss potential collaboration/shared interests:

  • Mon 10 March: 1.00-2.30pm, Central Saint Martins, D109 Seminar Room
  • Tue 11 March: 12.00-2.00pm, London College of Communication, Room M404
  • Wed 12 March: 12.00-2.00pm, Chelsea College of Art, Banqueting Hall
  • Thu 13 March:12.30-2.30pm, Camberwell College of Art, Main Lecture Hall, Wilson Road
  • Mon 17 March: 12.00-2.00pm, London College of Fashion, West Space (JPS 133)
  • Tue 18 March: 12.00-2.00pm, London College of Communication, Room M404
  • Wed 19 March: 12.00-2.00pm, Central Saint Martins, D107 Seminar Room
  • Thu 20 March: 12.00-2.00pm, Chelsea College of Art, ALG15 (Billiard Room)

Full UAL announcement made concerning the chairs was on 6 Jan 2014