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Dr Silke Lange

Reader - Associate Dean of Learning Teaching and Enhancement
Central Saint Martins
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Silke  Lange


Silke Lange is Associate Dean of Learning, Teaching and Enhancement and Reader in Hybrid and Participatory Pedagogies at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK with extensive experience in creative arts education in a variety of roles, organisations, and across levels and subjects. Her role at Central Saint Martins involves academic leadership and co-ordination of the development of learning, teaching and assessment across the College. She is an advocate for staff and students to co-create inclusive curricula and develop educational models which provide fora for students to explore collaborative working practices across disciplines. This form of participatory pedagogy is one of her research interests, along with the creative process, intercultural exchange, interdisciplinarity and learning environments.

Silke has been external examiner at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, consultant for EQ-Arts and the Open University Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships and has chaired a number of validations and participated in institutional reviews.

Her wide-ranging experience of academic leadership and teaching across diverse learning abilities, combined with her research into critical art and design pedagogies and collaborative practices, has led to her involvement in projects such as FUEL4Design: Future Education and Literacy for Designers, and the European Academy of Participation.

Silke is the UK representative on the ELIA Advocacy Sounding Board to advise ELIA (European League of Institutes of the Arts) on various advocacy actions, consultations, and campaigns, mostly related to European policy developments (e.g., European Education Area, European Research Area, cultural policy).

Grants and awards

(Figures indicate amount awarded to UAL)

  • European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Academy of Participation, €450,000.00, (2015-2022)
  • Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, Erasmus+ Programme, Strategic Partnership in Higher Education institutions, €450.00, (2019-2022)
  • UAL, UAL Teaching & Learning Fund, £2,998.00, (2018-2020)
  • UAL, UAL Curriculum Development Fund, £4,995.00, (2016-2017)


Current research students

  • Rebecca Court, Artist as Puppeteer, Artwork as Puppet, Viewer as Passive Participant? The establishment of non-hierarchical acknowledged or unacknowledged modes of c0-production in the exhibition space. (Joint supervisor)
  • Melanie Davies, The Uses of a Cultural Studies / Critical Theory approach to Pedagogic Difference in the Art School (Joint supervisor)
  • Melanie Davies, The Uses of a Cultural Studies / Critical Theory approach to Pedagogic Difference in the Art School: Specifics, Intersections and Applications. (Lead supervisor)
  • Claudette Davis-Bonnick, Exploration of Teaching and Learning Theories, and Hybrid Practical Solutions for Higher Education Students with Visual Impairment at Creative Arts Institutions’ (Lead supervisor)