Post-Grad Interest Groups
UAL’s Post-Grad Community supports a growing number of issue-specific, cross-disciplinary interest groups led by postgraduate students and academics.
These groups connect creatives with shared research/practice interests across different specialisms and subject areas.
PhD students have launched interest groups in the past to coincide with exhibitions and symposiums that they have organised under the same theme. Students have also used Interest Groups as a working group towards research or a standalone event or series.
Interest group directory
What are subcultures? What are their functions and meanings, both historically and contemporarily? And how do subcultural properties survive and thrive? Led by UAL PhD students Kevin Quinn and Ray Kinsella.
The Fashion & Ethnicity Interest Group is a platform to connect students and researchers in how ethnicity intersects with practices of fashion in its broadest sense. Led by PhD Candidates Kadian Gosler, Anushka Tay, and Rawan Maki
A platform that designs sustainable fashion education as a tool to challenge current consumption habits, with a specific focus on closing the loop as a response to the negative consequences of the current resource intensive fashion industry. Led by UAL PhD student Lauren Junestrand.
An opportunity to explore various discourses that relate to art, science and nature. Led by UAL PhD student Richard Crawford.
Explore and discuss some key texts on black history, anti-racist/anti-colonial struggles and decolonisation in higher education. Led by Rahul Patel and Vanessa Ansa (UAL staff members).
A Focus on the African-Caribbean, Asian & African Art in Britain Archive, and other Special Collections at Chelsea College of Arts Library. Co-led by library and academic staff.
Exploring ideas around textiles and memory. Working across art, textiles and science, their sessions are part discussion, part practical. Led by an interdisciplinary group of UAL MA students and alumni.
Interest group stories
How can we teach inclusivity and accessibility in design schools better?
MA student led creative studio 'on the mend' report back on their Pop Up Common Room event 'Disability in Design' with Do Ju Gosling - Funded by the UAL Post-Grad Community Project Fund.
Introducing Post-Grad Interest Group 'CLOOP' is a platform that designs sustainable fashion education as a tool to challenge current consumption habits, with a specific focus on closing the loop as a response to the negative consequences of the
DRAW Yu-Chen Wang
Kat Outten, MAVA Fine Art Digital, Camberwell reports back from the DRAW reading group event with Yu-Chen Wang, a London based artist from Taichung, China.
THERE AND BACK AGAIN starting from the end
Reporting on the Centre for Circular Design’s three days of talks and workshops, 5th – 8th March 2019.