Applications Open for Graduate Summer Programme

  • 6 November 2023

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for our 2024 Graduate Summer Programme (GSP).

The 2024 Programme, “Are We Postcolonial?” will take place over two weeks in the UK and South Africa. In the first week, participants will be based in London with trips to other places in the United Kingdom. In the second week, participants will travel to Cape Town and Johannesburg. The programme is fully funded, and all travel and accommodation costs are covered.

“Are We Postcolonial?” will introduce a range of approaches to that question through the lens of history, theory and practice. The programme will involve close engagement with objects and histories; opportunities to meet and work with contemporary artists and makers; and forums to think through theoretical and methodological questions of colonialism, decolonisation, neo-colonialism and nationalism in so-called postcolonial societies. We will use ceramics; textiles; graphic design; and a range of historical and contemporary art and design practices to ground our investigations. Questions of material, environment, systems of labour and extraction, memory, the ritual lives of objects and how their meanings have changed across time and space will be central to our approach. In following material, environmental and cultural histories, we ask where the markers of postcolonialism and its heterogenous meanings might lie.

For more information on eligibility and how to apply please visit our Learning pages.