Curators Interviews

Tues 22 Jun – Thurs 24 Jun 2021

The Decolonising the Arts Curriculum: Perspectives on Higher Education zine1 was launched through a series of exhibitions across UAL’s six Libraries. In these sessions, zine launch curators Maureen Salmon, Karl Anderson Foster and Mo-Ling Chui discussed their curatorial responses to the zine.


MAUREEN SALMON – Senior Lecturer, Design School at London College of Communication (LCC)

Maureen is an experienced cultural leader, consultant and academic. Her activism and advocacy work on racial equality, diversity and inclusion, dates back to 1980s and underpins her interdisciplinary pedagogy and leadership practices. She has contributed to UAL’s Decolonising the Arts Curriculum as the curator of ‘Made in Jamaica’ that made a significant imprint in understanding the context of leadership through innovative personal engagement that had not been prevalent in art and design education. Maureen is member of the Race Champion Forum, Race Equality Charter self-assessment group.  She co-chairs the UAL’s Africa Caribbean Diaspora strategy group. She recently became an associate of the UAL Decolonising Arts Institute. Maureen is a visiting professor in transformational leadership at the International School of Management in Senegal and has collaborated with visiting lecturer at the University of the West Indies and Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts. Maureen’s exhibition at the zine1 launch was accompanied by the following curatorial statement, Made in Jamaica.


KARL ANDERSON FOSTER – Senior Lecturer and Year 2 Leader, BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media at London College of Communication (LCC)

“You are here to set a good example.” These words by my Grandfather, Frank Augustus Hinds, have followed me since childhood and direct my outlook on life. Karl Anderson Foster is a senior lecturer, illustrator, designer, writer and educator. Karl is a practice-based designer who attempts to address the social attitudes in western societies and the impact on minority groups set against the legacy of imperial hegemony. His exhibition was an attempt to retrieve his cultural identity while working in an organisation that was built upon the conquest and subjugation of the ‘other.’  The exhibition contained these publications: 1. After Windrush by Karl Foster (2017), 2. The Neon Chicken and the Rubber Duck by Karl Foster (2006), 3. March by John Lewis, John Aydin and Nate Powell (2013, 2015 & 2016), 4. 100 DATES Newspaper by Karl Foster (2013) , 5. DREAD BEAT AN’ BLOOD by Linton Kwesi Johnson (1978), 6. Nat Turner by Kyle Baker (2008). Karl’s exhibition at the zine1 launch was accompanied by the following curatorial statement, LCC Library.


MO-LING CHUI – Course Leader, BA (Hons) Design Management at London College of Communication (LCC)

Mo-Ling is Course Leader for BA (Hons) Design Management at London College of Communication. She is a creative director and strategist, project manager, curator and educator with 20 years experience creating, managing and delivering diverse projects internationally (China, Canada, UK). She has worked on integrated marketing campaigns, large-scale brand activations, exhibitions and with digital products with agencies and events including the Olympic Games and World Expos. Mo-Ling graduated from London College of Printing in 2002 with an MA in Interactive Multimedia and has a BA International Relations and Asian Studies from the University of British Columbia. In her research and creative practice Mo-Ling applies ethnographic and human-centred design thinking approaches to develop cultural intelligence and social design projects. She explores themes around creativity pedagogy, emerging and future identities, diversity and diaspora. Mo-Ling’s exhibition at the zine1 launch was accompanied by the following curatorial statement, New Model Minority.