The Centre for Postcolonial Studies provides a welcoming community of academics, artists and activists working in the London area as well as a number of useful facilities at our residents’ disposal.

Our open call for Artists-In-Residence is posted twice a year on July 1st and December 1st.

Residency duration varies between one, three and six months. The residency program offers opportunities to contribute to The Centre for Postcolonial Studies programme of events and more importantly to develop original work. At the end of the residency artists are invited to share advances of their work to the wider Goldsmiths community and beyond.

Applications should be addressed to both Dr David L Martin or Dr Francisco Carballo, specifying the period of appointment sought, a brief description of the project to be worked on during residency at Goldsmiths, and a curriculum vitae/portfolio.

For further information please email Professor Sanjay Seth


Artist in Residence 2017-18 – Felipe Castelblanco

tumblr_static_logosimpleThe ParaSite School has bee invited to join the Centre For Postcolonial Studies at Goldsmiths University in 2017 – 2018. The aim of this residency is to expand the reach of the ParaSite project by infiltrating the university through its research environment. 

After 2016, the political discourse available in Western societies fails to explain the present. We can hardly explain how Brexit, Trump, Mariano Rajoy, independence referendums, atomic twitter-wars, and the failure of the peace referendum in Colombia came to be. Politicians on the left and centre are falling short of proposing more convincing agendas, conveying new political (or utopian) realities, selling fictions, or taking advantage of propaganda… 

During times of intense questioning and turmoil, we are running a new chapter of the programme called The School of Para-Politics, dedicated to turning political discourse inside-out. 

This chapter is a direct response to a volatile political time, which directly undermines any option for progressive, postcolonial and future-facing political attitude. Therefore, during this residency, we will set in motion a new approach to political discourse by provoking speculation, future thinking and wide participation. We want to reverse the balance and put the big decisions about policy, budgets, strategy, etc in the hands of those political amateurs (you, perhaps).

Felipe Castelblanco is a multidisciplinary artist working at the intersection of socially engaged and Media art. His work explores new frontiers of public space and enables coexistent encounters between unlikely audiences. Felipe holds an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University and in 2012 attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has exhibited at museums and galleries in Europe, USA, and South America and is the recipient of several awards including the Starr Fellowship at the Royal Academy Schools in London.


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