British fashion designer Kim Jones OBE, former BBC Arts Culture and Entertainment correspondent, Brenda Emmanus, Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine and musician and activist M.I.A. are among 15 world-leading creative figures to be given honorary awards by University of the Arts London this year.
They will be recognised for their outstanding contributions to the creative industries at UAL Graduation Ceremonies at the Royal Festival Hall from 8 - 15 July 2022.
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The full list of Honoraries for 2022
Amanda Berry OBE
Amanda Berry, OBE, is the CEO of the Royal Foundation, having spent 24 years as the charismatic, nimble and forward-thinking CEO of BAFTA.
Anab Jain is the co-founder of Superflux, a boundary-defying, award-winning design and experiential futures company. Her work addresses climate, algorithmic autonomy and more-than-human politics, rethinking design in our climate-altered world.
Anna Maria Maiolino
Anna Maria Maiolino is one of the most influential artists working in Brazil today. Her art is concerned with creative and destructive processes, working across a wide range of disciplines and media.
Brenda Emmanus OBE
Brenda Emmanus OBE is a former Arts, Culture and Entertainment Correspondent at the BBC. She has had a long and consistent career in the UK television industry.
Florence Welch is an English singer, producer, lyricist and poet. She is the lead vocalist and songwriter of the band Florence + The Machine.
Glen Matlock is a musician, singer and songwriter. He is a founding member of the Sex Pistols and the global punk movement, starting his artistic career at Central Saint Martins.
Humberto Campana co-founded Estúdio Campana and Instituto Campana with his brother Fernando. Strongly rooted in Brazilian culture, they bring a whimsical, salvage and hand-crafted approach, reimagining design through the transformation of materials and its role in society.
Iris van Herpen
Iris van Herpen is an award-winning Dutch haute couturier and a pioneer in using 3D-printing as a garment construction technique.
Keng Sen Ong
Keng Sen Ong is a Singaporean director-curator and Artistic Director of TheatreWorks, where he realised most of his ideas.
Kim Jones OBE
British fashion designer Kim Jones OBE is the Artistic Director for Dior Men’s and Fendi Womenswear and Couture.
Melanie Keen is the visionary Director of Wellcome Collection, where she reshapes our thinking around racism and ableism in relation to health, science, life and art. Her career began as a researcher in the 1990s at Chelsea College of Arts.
M.I.A. is a musician and activist, who studied fine art, film and video at Central Saint Martins. She now writes and directs her vibrant, genre-crossing political pop.
Natalie Brett recently retired as Head of London College of Communication and UAL Pro-Vice Chancellor (International).
Rupert Sanderson is an award-winning British designer, and London College of Fashion graduate, who combines Italian craft tradition with elegant design.
Dr Shahidul Alam is world-renowned photographer, journalist, teacher, curator and human rights activist from Dhaka, Bangladesh.