Decolonising the Arts Curriculum: Perspectives in Higher Education – the story behind the zines

This podcast tells the story of the two zines on decolonising the Arts curriculum, co-produced by staff and students from UAL and the Arts Student Union. Both Zines make space for the expression of different perspectives and experiences of decolonisation, through a wide variety of media, from the literary to the visual. Narrated by Anita Waithira Israel, Lucy Panesar and Rahul Patel.

Everything Must Fall: A Conversation between Rehad Desai and Sandra Janette Poulson

As part of the the Decolonising the Arts Curriculum initiative, filmmaker Rehad Desai was invited to Central St Martins in June for a Q&A following the screening of his film ‘Everything Must Fall’. The following podcast is a conversation between Rehad and Sandra Janette Poulson who studies Fashion Print at CSM. They discuss the film which tells the story of the #feesmustfall movement that started in South Africa in 2015. Rehad describes the key motivations in making the film as well at the political landscape it emerged from. Through Rehad and Sandra’s conversation we traverse continents to get a global perspective on inequalities within Higher Education and the urgency of decolonisation.

Decolonising the Arts Curriculum: Personal Narratives

This podcast offers personal insights around race, bias, personal heritage and ‘otherness’. It is a compendium of voices from participants and organisers of one of the Decolonising the Arts Curriculum exhibitions. The five featured artists are Maria Bendixen, Dr Jo Shah, Tobi Alexandre Falade, Siyan Zhang and Joanna Mamede who speak very openly about their personal experiences relating to the displays they presented. The exhibition took place at Central St Martins Library and was curated by Rahul Patel Lecturer on MA MA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central St Martins and Educational Developer at UAL’s Teaching, Learning and Employability Exchange.