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.

Musician, Producer, Filmmaker and Performance Artist
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
Magid Magid
Former Lord Mayor of Sheffield and MeP at the European Parliament
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
Nadya Tolokonnikova
Activist, Founder of Pussy Riot
Douglas Trumbull
Legendary filmmaker and visual effects pioneer, 2001 Space Odyssey, Silent Running, Encounter of the Third Kind
Phil Lee
former Creative Director XL Recordings, Untold Studios
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
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
Christopher Hird
Founder of Dartmouth Films
Massive Attack
Sarah Mann
Head of Programmes, Design 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
Jake Friedman
Manager Beach House and Chairlift, off-Broadway show Producer
Chris Welch
Professor and Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation
Singer & Guitarist
Shabazz Palaces
Hip-Hop Duo
Lisa-Kaindé Diaz
Musician, a part of band Ibeye
Rose Mcgowan
Activist, Artist, Actress, Director
Jeremy Deller
Turner Prize winning artist
Len Elmore
NBA former player, lawyer and Sport Broadcaster
Bruce Silverglade
Director of legendary award winning boxing club Gleason's gym
Emily Kendrick
Global Project and Event Manager at XL recordings
Tea Uglow
Creative Director Google Creative Lab, author, activist and co founder of transgender emogi flag

Associate Lecturers MA Design of Experiences 2017-2019/

Associate Lecturers Post-Nation States// New York City 2019/

Associate Lecturers Turquoise Desert Cairo- Amsterdam 2019-2020/

Associate Lecturers “If I Can’t Dance…” Amsterdam-Tbilisi 2020/

Associate Lecturers “New Politics and Afrofuturisms” 2020/

Associate Lecturers “I want to believe” 2021/

Associate Lecturers “Horror” 2021-2022/

Associate Lecturers “Whistleblowing” 2022/

Associate Lecturers “Music Incubator” 2022/

Unconventional Research Office/

Moon Arkestra on Whistleblowing
UK, April - July 2022
Horror Programme
London and Online, November 2021 - March 2022
I Want to Believe
Berlin, London and Online, May 2021 to July 2021
New Politics and Afrofuturisms
Amsterdam, London and Online, October-March 2020
If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution Research Bureau
Amsterdam, Tbilisi and Online, April-June 2020
Turquoise Desert research bureau
Cairo and Amsterdam 2019-2020
Post Nations-states
NYC summer school 2019
Now the Earth was Formless and Empty
Genesis Research Project
The Black Children Author
Bureau of Lost Culture
Artist Duo Recollecting Counter Cultural Stories.
The Hannah Arendt Centre at Bard College
Academic Partner



Friends and Collaborators/

Main Teaching Team/

High School of the Underground/

Alexander Cromer, MA
Project Manager High School of the Underground
Esther Ahne
Development Director High School of the Underground

External Examiners/

Dr. Caroline O' Sullivan
External Examiner University of the Underground
Onkar Kular
External Examiner for Sandberg Institute
Dr. Ramon Amaro
External Thesis reviewer

Stitching University of the Underground Charity/

Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian
Dr. Didier Hoch
Lauren Alexander

Management Team/