Fulbrighting Across the Pond Lang Faculty Receives Inaugrual Distinguished Chair in London

Joseph Heathcott, associate professor of Urban Studies at Eugene Lang College, who is also a writer, photographer, and curator, has been selected by the U.S., U.K. Fulbright Commission as the inaugural Distinguished Chair at the University of the Arts in London for 2010-2011. The University of the Arts houses several of the major arts institutions in the United Kingdom, including Camberwell College of the Arts, Central St. Martin’s College of Arts and Design, Chelsea College of Arts and Design, the London College of Fashion, and the London College of Communication.

During his Fulbright tenure, Heathcott will work with students and faculty from various divisions of the University of the Arts to create art and design programs that engage with London communities. He will teach an undergraduate course on art and design as place making practices and a graduate seminar for MFA students on the uses of archives in the creation of artistic and spatial interventions.