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Podcasts and publications

The UAL Decolonising Arts Institute publishes a range of podcasts and publications.

We work with artists, researchers and other institutions to share insights, perspectives and positions.

Girl wearing headphones at a private view event
Ana Escobar, Girl with headphones at a private view, London College of Communication, UAL


Foregrounding Central American Art, hosted by Dr Ileana L. Selejan

For many decades Central American art was perceived as residing on the periphery of the periphery. This series features key figures in Central American contemporary art who have helped to profoundly alter the landscape of art in the region.

Episode transcripts

  1. Benvenuto Chavajay Ixtetelá - read the transcript in English and Spanish (PDF 455KB)
  2. Patricia Belli - read the transcript in English (PDF 264KB)
  3. Gladys Tzul Tzul - read the transcript in English and Spanish (PDF 327KB)
  4. Marton Robinson - read the transcript in English (PDF 361KB)
  5. Aldeide Delgado - read the transcript in English (PDF 280KB)
  6. Rolando Castellon - read:

Ultimatum Orangutan Radio, hosted by Dr Khairani Barokka

Ultimatum Orangutan Radio interviews creators working from an anticolonial standpoint. It draws on themes in Dr Barokka's book Ultimatum Orangutan - anti-imperialism, environmental justice, archives, and creative work.

Episode transcripts

  1. Archives, Art, Ethics, and Palestine, with N.A. Mansour - read the transcript (PDF 413KB)
  2. Island Histories and Others’ Stories, with Shiraz Bayjoo - read the transcript (PDF 295KB)
  3. PhDivas with Dr Liz Wayne and Dr Xine Yao - read the transcript (PDF 405KB)
  4. Plantations, Making Home, and Academic Colonisation, with Eunike Gloria Setiadarma and Pepe Roswaldy - read the transcript in English and Indonesian (PDF 356KB)
  5. The East is A Podcast with Sina Rahmani - read the transcript (PDF 358KB)


Doing the Work

Doing the Work: Embedding anti-racism and decolonisation into museum practice. A dedicated seminar programme in partnership with the Contemporary Art Society during 2021.

Painting of 2 boys
Painting by Elsa Åkesson, BA Fine Art Painting, Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Elsa Åkesso

Reimagining Conversations with Multilingual Students

A 2022 study by Dr Victoria Odeniyi observing and reflecting critically on everyday classroom and teaching practices, from the perspective of international students

Image of a girl walking with a scroll in her hand
Group Project, Ka Wing Kavieng Cheng, Cheuk Laam Wong, Ruo Wei, Mak Ming Huen. © Ka Wing Kavieng Cheng

Decolonising Archives – E-publications

COVID x Black Lives Matter Index

This project is a collaboration with Cultural and Historical Studies at London College of Fashion and UAL Post-Grad Community.

Staff and students contributed to an ongoing index of research and teaching resources that amplify the voices and views of those disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter.

3 young girls marching with placards
"Black Lives Matter march Denver 6.8.2020" by Log Home Finishing licensed under CC0 1.0

More to explore

  • Gallery with placards made out of magazines
    Sonia Boyce, Devotional Wallpaper and Placards, 2008-2020. Acquired by the Contemporary Art Society for the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) through the Rapid Response Fund, 2020.

    Learn about Decolonising Arts Institute activities.

  • Pamphlets and booklets on a table.
    Image: Daniel Day, AHRC Black Artists and 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
    Image: Andrew Brooks, AHRC Black Artists & Modernism project, Speech Acts exhibition opening, Manchester Art Gallery. Image: Andrew Brooks
    Event recordings

    Explore our recorded events.