Professor Lois Weinthal works on the relationship between architecture, interiors, clothing and objects to produce works of an experimental nature. She is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Interiors: Design/Architecture/Culture. She is also the editor of the collection, Toward a New Interior: An Anthology of Interior Design Theory (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011) which won the Interior Design Educator’s Council (IDEC) Book Award in 2014, as well as After Taste: Expanded Practice in Interior Design (with Kent Kleinman and Joanna Merwood-Salisbury; Princeton Architectural Press, 2012) and The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design (with Graeme Brooker; Berg, 2013).
Jeanefer Jean-Charles co-founded Bullies Ballerinas’ Jazz Dance Company, following her undergraduate degree in Dance/Performing Arts at Middlesex University. She has designed and delivered artistic solutions for some of the world’s most iconic organisations, including in the role of Mass Movement Coordinator for all four of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies and Roald Dahl’s City of the Unexpected in Cardiff, as Artistic Director for The Rugby League World Cup Opening Ceremony (2013) and as director of the Spirit of Woolwich in Transe Express Cristal Palace show for the Greenwich Festival Global Streets event (2019). She is the director of Black Victorians, funded by ACE, Historic Royal Palaces and Without Walls, a dance performance inspired by the discovery of hundreds of portraits of black people in England during the Victorian era.
Orsola de Castro (Founder and Global Creative Director, Fashion Revolution) is a pioneer and an internationally recognized opinion leader in sustainable fashion. She is founder and creative director of Fashion Revolution. In 1997, she started From Somewhere, a revolutionary label that was the first to address the issue of pre-consumer waste and reproducibility in recycling for the fashion industry. In 2006, Orsola co-founded Estethica, the sustainable fashion area at London Fashion Week. In 2011, together with partner Filippo Ricci, she founded Reclaim To Wear, an organization that brings designers, producers and distributors to create upcycled capsule collections. Reclaim To Wear collaborations include Central Saint Martins; HKDI; as well as Reclaim To Wear by Topshop.
Andrew Ibi is a versatile, creative designer and academic, with a broad range of experiences and skills across the fashion industry; he has worked professionally in the fields of Menswear Design, Contemporary Retailing and Buying, Costume Design and Styling and Design Consultation as well as enjoying an extensive career in Fashion Higher Education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He founded The Convenience Store (TCS) in 2008, a retail, destination concept specialising in hand-selecting hard to find and rare contemporary fashion. HE was Head of Menswear Design for two years (2006 to 2008) at the UK heritage label Burlington and developed his own label Andrew Ibi (2001 to 2006). Andrew graduated with a First-Class Honours degree from BA Fashion at Middlesex University in 1996.
Daniel Miller founded Mute records in 1978. A graduate of the Guildford School of Art, he worked as a DJ in the early 1970s, revisiting that career more recently. In the interim, he released his seminal ‘Warm leatherette’ and ‘T.V.O.D’ recordings whose distribution inaugurated his Mute label. Thereafter, he went on to develop a host of groundbreaking artists including Nick Cave, Depeche Mode, New Order, Inspiral Carpets, Goldfrapp, Moby and M83. An honorary graduate of Middlesex University and Visiting Professor since 2014, Daniel continues to work with the Faculty and its students.