Partners In Crime

Advisory Board/

PLEASE NOTE: All advisory board members and tutors participate in the University of the Underground Foundation as individuals, representing their individual research and/or their opinion/views. Their participation and statements in no way reflect the views, priorities or policies of the companies by which they are affiliated.

Prof. Noam Chomsky
Political theorist, author and activist, professor of linguistics
Peaches Christ
Midnight Movie Maven, Filmmaker, American Underground Drag Performer and cult leader
Dave Eggers
Founder of the independent publishing house McSweeney’s
Prof. Arjun Appadurai
Anthropologist, former Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affair at The New School
Prof. Fiona Raby
Professor of Design and Emerging Technology at New School, New York
Phil Lee
Creative Director, XL Recordings
Paola Antonelli
Senior Curator of Architecture and Design Department at MoMA
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Mentor, Artistic director of the Serpentine Gallery, curator
Damian Bradfield
WeTransfer’s President // University of the Underground Advisory Board’s Chairman
Beatrice Galilee
Associate Curator of Architecture and Design in Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum
Jurgen Bey
Director of the Sandberg Instituut
Camille Lindbom
WeTransfer’s Vice President of Business Development
John Best
Manager Sigur Rós and Fanfario, co-Director Big Dipper Productions Ltd
Ravi Naidoo
Managing Director of Interactive Africa, Recipient of the Sir Misha Black Medal for Distinguished Services to Design Education
Stuart Brown
Head of Programme and Acquisitions at the British Film Institute
Sola Biu
Creative Strategist, Experience Design at Airbnb
Alex Schleifer
Vice President of Design at Airbnb
Christopher Hird
Founder of Dartmouth Films
Sarah Mann
Director of Architecture Design Fashion at the British Council
Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius
Principal at Danish’s disruptive school Kaospilot
Dr. Jill Tarter
Astrophysicist and SETI pioneer
Michele Ceazan-Fleischli
Manager Tenacious D and Beck, Partner at Constant Artists
Hannah Parker
Director of Development, Judd Foundation

Guest Tutors/

Ayse Hassan
Bassist, Savages Band and Kite Base
Jasmina Tesanovic
Author, feminist and political activist
Paula Scher
Partner at Pentagram, award winning graphic designer
Prof. Rachel Armstrong
Professor of experimental architecture, Senior Ted Fellow
Stefan G Bucher
Founder of 344 Design and the Daily Monster, award winning visual artist
Kate Moross
Founder of Studio Moross, award winning graphic designer
Michael Bierut
Partner at Pentagram, founding writer of The Design Observer
Dr. Suzanne Wertheim
Linguistic Anthropologist, Founder at Worthwhile Research
Tea Uglow
Creative Director at Google's creative lab in Sydney
Regine Debatty
Blogger at We Make Money Not Art
Mirik Milan
Night Mayor of Amsterdam
Bruce Sterling
Award winning science fiction author, Wired columnist
Dana Gioia
Poet Laureate of California, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
Dr. Barbara Imhof
Space Architect, Co Founder Liquider Systems Group
Fay Milton
Drummer, Savages Band
Alex Margot Duclot
Political communication strategist
Emma Dabiri
Social Historian, Writer and Broadcaster
María Lilja Prastardóttir
Activist and Journalist
Ross Allmark
Consultant and Educator, former Head of Ticketing at DICE
Our Machine
Graphic Designers

Teaching Team/

Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun
Head of Programme
Tom Greenall
Tutor
Nina Pope
Tutor
Sjaron Minailo
Tutor
Teun Castelein
Tutor
Kate Davies
Tutor
Lauren Alexander
Tutor
Mariana Pestana
Tutor

Management/

Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios
Direction and Management
Sandberg Instituut
Academic Partner
Sjoerd Ter Borg
Coordinator of the University of the Underground
Ted Gioia
American Cultural Attaché University of the Underground

Stichting University of the Underground Charity/

Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun
Chair
Jurgen Bey
Treasurer
Dr. Didier Hoch
Secretary

Founding Partners/

Sandberg Instituut
Founding Partner
Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios
Founding Partner
WeTransfer
Founding Partner
Village Underground
Founding Partner
De Marktkantine
Founding Partner

Publisher Friends/

Zed Books
Publishing Friends
Lars Muller Publishers
Publishing Friends
Atlas Press
Publishing Friends
Alma Books
Publishing Friends
Icon Books
Publishing Friends
The New Press
Publishing Friends
McSweeneys
Publishing Friends
Pluto Press
Publishing Friends
MIT Press
Publishing Friends

Music partners in crime/

XL Recordings
Record Label friend
Moshi Moshi Records
Record Label friend
Big Dipper Productions Ltd Management
Music friends
We are Free Management
Music friends
Our Machine
Graphic Designer and DJ friends