Nelly Ben Hayoun launches
The University of the Underground

Nelly Ben Hayoun is launching a provocative new university to meet these controversial times.
A university that is bold, ambitious and impolite.

The University of the Underground is made of creative soldiers, young designers of experiences who can infiltrate power structures, digital and scientific ecosystems and modify them through music, film, design, theatrical practices and politics.

It is the worlds first postgraduate university based within a hidden network of urban spaces and provides a 2 year MA in Design with 50% of the course taking place in London and the other 50% in Amsterdam.

"The University of the Underground exists at the nexus between critical design, experiential, theatrical, filmic, political and musical practices and it results in the design of experiences." Nelly Ben Hayoun

The University of the Underground supports forms of deviance in creativity, the non-established and the unconventional, revolutionary practices, theatre of cruelties and musical concerts will be celebrated as we manufacture countercultures, radios, pirates utopias and experiences for power shifts.  

Nelly Ben Hayoun is calling for all the Willy Wonkas of modern times, the contemporary Velvet Underground's and the Joy Division's, action researchers and designers, mythologists and makers of new worlds! 

The aim is to teach students how to engineer situations, social actions and power shifts within institutions, companies and governments. The University of the Underground promotes unconventional collages of references, interdisciplinary practices, chaos and experimentations at the start of any creative processes. 

The University of the Underground is lead by a multidisciplinary team of 'dreamers of the day', who believe that a positive inspiration and disturbance to the current cultural and educative system is required to best support the young generations in their creative and political endeavours. 

Nelly is recruiting creative soldiers from today (2nd Feb) until the 1st April 2017.

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Meet our TALENT

ALEXA CLAY Chief Misfit, Culture Hacker, Tech Provocateur, Economist, Best Selling Writer, Keynote

ALEXA CLAY
Chief Misfit, Culture Hacker, Tech Provocateur, Economist, Best Selling Writer, Keynote

DR KATE STONE TED Speaker, Inventor, Game Changer, Digital Storyteller, Circuit Subverter

DR KATE STONE
TED Speaker, Inventor, Game Changer, Digital Storyteller, Circuit Subverter

PROF. CHARLES SPENCE Oxford Professor of the Senses, Neuroscientist, Experimental Psychologist, Author, Neurogastronomist


PROF. CHARLES SPENCE
Oxford Professor of the Senses, Neuroscientist, Experimental Psychologist, Author, Neurogastronomist

LIAM YOUNG Speculative Architect, Provocateur, Futurist, Technology Storyteller, Intrepid Explorer


LIAM YOUNG
Speculative Architect, Provocateur, Futurist, Technology Storyteller, Intrepid Explorer

NAHJI CHU Restaurateur, Creative Director, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

NAHJI CHU
Restaurateur, Creative Director, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

DR NELLY BEN HAYOUN Designer of Experiences, WIRED Innovation Fellow, Keynote Speaker, Director

DR NELLY BEN HAYOUN
Designer of Experiences, WIRED Innovation Fellow, 
Keynote Speaker, Director

LUCY MCRAE Body Architect, TED Fellow & Speaker, Filmmaker, Storyteller  

LUCY MCRAE
Body Architect, TED Fellow & Speaker, Filmmaker, Storyteller
 

AMISH FUTURIST Digital Prophet, Low Tech Evangelist, Technology Critic, Performance Artist, Techno Skeptic


AMISH FUTURIST
Digital Prophet, Low Tech Evangelist, Technology Critic, Performance Artist, Techno Skeptic

CAROLINE HOBKINSON Food Artist, Epicurious Choreographer  

CAROLINE HOBKINSON
Food Artist, Epicurious Choreographer
 

JULIE FREEMAN TED Senior Fellow, Digital Artist, Tech Innovator


JULIE FREEMAN
TED Senior Fellow, Digital Artist,
Tech Innovator

DR LEYLA ACAROGLU U.N's Champion of the Earth, Change Maker, Sustainability Provocateur, Myth Buster, Keynote Speaker

DR LEYLA ACAROGLU
U.N's Champion of the Earth, Change Maker, Sustainability Provocateur, Myth Buster, Keynote Speaker

RACHEL WINGFIELD WIRED Innovation Fellow, Architectural Futurist, Creative Director

RACHEL WINGFIELD
WIRED Innovation Fellow, Architectural Futurist,
Creative Director

ANTONIO FERNANDEZ, aka KING TONE Former Gang Leader, Underground Prophet, Social Provocateur  

ANTONIO FERNANDEZ, aka KING TONE
Former Gang Leader, Underground Prophet, Social Provocateur
 

YURI SUZUKI Design Miami's Designer of the Future, Sound Artist, Music Hacker


YURI SUZUKI
Design Miami's Designer of the Future, Sound Artist, Music Hacker