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UAL Decolonising Arts Institute

Attendees in a room listening to a speech.
Attendees in a room listening to a speech.
AHRC Black Artists & Modernism project, Speech Acts exhibition opening, Manchester Art Gallery. Image: Andrew Brooks

Challenging colonial legacies and disrupting ways of seeing, hearing, thinking and making

The new UAL Decolonising Arts Institute seeks to challenge colonial and imperial legacies and drive social, cultural and institutional change.

We imagine the Institute as a de-centred, disruptive, evolving and porous space. We aim to create interdisciplinary collaborations and research-driven projects through partnerships across UAL and beyond.

The Institute is in its pilot year, with plans to launch in autumn 2020.

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    BAM_medalla_highres-011_C-crop.jpg AHRC Black Artists & Modernism project, David Medalla Study Day. Image: Daniel Day
    About us

    Find out more about our vision and ambitions for decolonising arts.

  • People looking at artworks in an exhibition
    BAM_MAG_SpeechActs_2018_188-crop.jpg AHRC Black Artists & Modernism project, Speech Acts exhibition opening, Manchester Art Gallery. Image: Andrew Brooks
    Projects and partnerships

    Explore our upcoming activities, events and opportunities.

Contact us

To find out more about upcoming events and how we can work with you, please get in touch:

decolonisingartsinstitute@arts.ac.uk

Location

Chelsea College of Arts

D Block, D313

16 John Islip Street

London

SW1P 4JU

People

Professor susan pui san lok, Institute Director

Clare Pattenden, Institute Manager

Dr Anjalie Dalal-Clayton, Institute Research Fellow

Ashleigh M Barice, Institute Research Assistant

Stories