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Art for the Environment Residency Programme

This is The Paper Pavilion created by  Japanese architect Shigeru Ban as his first permanent building in Europe together with 24 international students in 2001.
This is The Paper Pavilion created by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban as his first permanent building in Europe together with 24 international students in 2001.

In 2015, internationally acclaimed artist Professor Lucy Orta, UAL Chair of Art for the Environment - Centre for Sustainable Fashion, launched the Art for the Environment Residency Programme (AER), in partnership with international cultural institutions.

Open to UAL students and recent graduates (within 12 months), applicants can choose from a 2 to 4 week period at one of the hosting institutions, to explore concerns that define the twenty-first century - biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy, human rights - and through their artistic practice, envision a world of tomorrow.

Through personal research and studio production time the residency programme provides a platform for creative individuals working across various disciplines, to imagine and create work that can make an impact on how we interact with the environment and each other.

Click on the relevant year for up-to-date information about the programme.

AER Programmes by year

Julie Born Schwartz 'Ex-voto' 2018 (still from three channel video installation)
Julie Born Schwartz 'Ex-voto' 2018 (still from three channel video installation)

2019 - AER Programme

Find out more about UAL's Art in the Environment International Residency Programme (AER).

Photo of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil at sunset
Photo of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil at sunset

2018 - AER Programme

Find out more about UAL's Art in the Environment International Residency Programme (AER).

Photograph of a man crouching in the Amazon Rainforest holding a camera tripod
Photograph of a man crouching in the Amazon Rainforest holding a camera tripod

2017 - AER Programme

Find out more about UAL's Art in the Environment International Residency Programme (AER).

Desert scene
Desert scene

2016 - AER Programme

Find out more about UAL's Art in the Environment International Residency Programme (AER).