The University of the Underground has been featured in ICON magazine, the publication of design, interior design and architecture of EL PAÍS. The article, entitled “Bienvenidos ala Escuela de la Disidencia”, meaning ‘Welcome to the School of Dissidence’, interviews a few of the students of MA Design of Experiences at the University of the Underground in Amsterdam and delves into interests, future projects, and a gives an insight into the project preparation of past brief ‘Reverse Engineering Economic Mania’ which took the students to Istanbul for the 4th design biennial, ‘A school of schools’. Interviewer Álex Vicente also discusses the ethos and background of the University of the Underground with founding director Dr Nelly Ben Hayoun and Sjaron Minailo (experimental opera director) from the teaching team.

Written by Álex Vicente and photographed by Gianfranco Tripodo.

El País is a Spanish-language daily newspaper in Spain. According to the Office of Justification of Dissemination, it is the most read newspaper and the second most circulated daily newspaper in Spain as of December 2017. ICON has a been a supplement feature of El País sine 2013.