UCL East


Event: Cities Imaginaries Lecture 2020 delivered by V&A East's Gus Casely-Hayford

9 November 2020

Founding Director of V&A East, Dr Gus Casely-Hayford OBE, will deliver this year's Cities Imaginaries lecture at UCL Urban Laboratory on 26 November at 6pm.

Artist impression of V&A East

The new cultural landscape requires a new type of institution, one that can re-energize its collections for new audiences and recalibrate itself to the concerns, rhythms, and modes of production of our new age.

The V&A has an extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build that institution, creating a world-first experiential storehouse of art and design in the form of the CRC, based at Here East, and pairing it with an experimental partnership-based gallery and exhibition platform, at the Waterfront at East Bank. Taken together, V&A East will create a new campus for the imagination.

Dr Gus Casely-Hayford, OBE, the founding Director of V&A East, was previously the Director of the Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art. He is a curator and cultural historian who writes, lectures and broadcasts widely on culture.

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