Decolonising the Arts Curriculum: Perspectives on Higher Education
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Comfort zones and identity affirmation

Duna Sabri, Staff The curriculum is often defined in conversations between students and tutors, and tutors and tutors. Conversations between tutors and students are the most interesting because it’s there that the curriculum is enforced. We think about it as being in reading lists or in the examples that tutors give students or the references. […]

An Answer to Your “Nihao” & Your “Where Do You Come From?”
An Answer to Your “Nihao” & Your “Where Do You Come From?”

Eva He, Student I cannot count how many times I’ve been “Nihao”ed at by strangers, sometimes “Konnichiwa”ed as well. Giggles came after I ignored him or them. It is even harder to count how many times people ask me where do I come from? I tried to explain to some that one place does not […]

Narrative: Kana’s Voice
Narrative: Kana’s Voice

By Ayaba Arowolo & Kana Higashino, Students “Singapore Girl” – the beautiful and exotic icon that emphasised Asian values and hospitality. She was the ideal Asian woman. Through the airline’s success, she became more than a commercial product – she became a national symbol. Her exotic demeanour, her submissive beauty, her perfection is mythical; a […]

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Decolonising the Arts Curriculum is a UAL co-production between the Arts Student Union and Teaching, Learning and Employability Exchange. It is part of an ongoing multi-form and multi-site initiative led by staff and students at UAL to interrogate pedagogic practice within the framework of decolonisation and breaking down structural inequalities. At the heart of this work is […]

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