Decolonising the Arts Curriculum is a UAL co-production between Arts Student Union and UAL's Teaching, Learning and Employability Exchange.
The 2 zines were published as part of ongoing work to address disparities in experience and attainment for international students and students of colour.
They are aimed at staff and students, as a tool to raise awareness and open up conversations that deepen creative and pedagogic practices.
The story behind the zines
This podcast tells the story of the 2 Decolonising the Arts Curriculum zines. Both zines make space for the expression of different perspectives and approaches to decolonisation. They contain a wide variety of media, from the literary to the visual.
- Read the Transcript for The story behind the zines podcast (PDF 94KB).
- Find and listen to more Decolonising the Arts Curriculum podcasts.
Interviews with curators and contributors
June 2021 marked the third anniversary of the launch of Zine 1. Key curators and contributors shared how they continue to use the zines to drive forward decolonising work at UAL.
- Watch a series of short interviews with curators.
Watch videos made by and with contributors to Decolonising the Arts Curriculum, zine2:
by Hansika Jethnani
Why I want to talk to other white people about race
by Silke Lange
Life in Lumicang Hutong
by Siyan Zhang
Find out more
Print copies of the zines are available to staff and students via all UAL Libraries. During 2018-2020 over 10,000 print copies were distributed across UAL College sites.
The project has served as a catalyst for further decolonising projects at the University and beyond.
The team invite you to share your perspectives on, and examples of, decolonising the arts curriculum.
- Get in touch: DecolonisingtheArtsCurriculumZine@arts.ac.uk
More to explore
Black Artists and Modernism
UAL looks into how artists of African and Asian descent in Britain feature in the story of 20th century art.
Decolonising Arts Institute projects
Learn about Decolonising Arts Institute activities.
Explore our recorded events.