Critical Writing in Art & Design Staff
All of the College’s academic staff are practitioners in art, design or related disciplines. We also attract some of the most eminent artists, designers, intellectuals and business people working in their fields to give seminars, lectures, masterclasses, crits and individual tutorials.
Biographies and Research Profiles of programme staff can be found under Staff.
Dean of School
Professor Juan Cruz
Head of Programme (Acting) and School Research Leader
Dr Brian Dillon
Recent visiting lecturers include the following writers and editors Laura Barton (journalist for The Guardian); Louisa Buck (broadcaster and art critic); Michael Bracewell (writer); James Bridle (publisher and programmer); JJ Charlesworth (art critic and writer); Judith Clark (fashion writer and curator); Matt Collins (art critic and broadcaster); Travis Elborough (writer and cultural historian); Lauren Elkin (writer and critic);John Goudie (former editor of Front Row, Radio 4); Owen Hatherley (architectural historian and critic); Philip Hoare (essayist and commentator); A L Kennedy (novelist and writer); Wayne Koestenbaum (essayist); Chris Kraus (novelist and film maker); Sam Leith (writer and Guardian commentator); Deborah Levy (poet, broadcaster and novelist); Kieran Long (curator, television presenter and journalist); Tom McCarthy (novelist); Justin McGuirk (design and architecture critic); Fiona McPherson (new words editor, Oxford English Dictionary); Alistair O’Neill (fashion writer and academic); Sally O’Reilly (artist); the Otolith Group (artists); Tom Overton (editor of forthcoming anthology of John Berger's writing); Paul Pieroni (curator); Elizabeth Price (artist); Jasia Reichardt (Gabberbochus Press); Miranda Sawyer (writer and broadcaster); Ali Smith (novelist); Cally Spooner (artist); Andrea Stuart (writer and cultural historian); George Szirtes (poet and translator); Sam Thorne (artistic director, Tate St Ives); Simon Watney (critic and art historian); Tom Weaver (editor of AA Files); Tony White (novelist); William Wiles (novelist and former senior editor at Icon magazine);
Media professionals who contribute regularly to the programme include AND Publishing; Kate Bland (radio producer and founder of Cast Iron Radio); Sara de Bondt (designer); Anna Gerber (publisher of Visual Editions); Mark Sinclair (assistant editor, Creative Review); Jacques Testard (publisher, Fitzcarraldo Editions); and John Wyver (television producer and founder of Illuminations).
Fiona Key, Molly Behagg (SoAH)