Staff Profile

  • Dr Hala Georges is a Senior Lecturer in Graphic Communication at UoN, and the Programme Leader of BA Visual Communication Level 6 at SintLucas and CiBAP, Netherlands. In 2016, She was awarded Doctorate of Philosophy in Creative Arts from University of Brighton, following the completion of Master of Arts in Graphic Design at The University for Creative Arts.

    Hala is a fellow at the UK Higher Education Academy, and a member of the Research and Enterprise Committee, Faculty of Art and Science and Technology at UoN. She is also a member of The Society of All Artists and of The National Society for Education in Art & Design in UK.

  • Dr Georges take prides in her Socratic approach to teaching and leading students from the front to achieve their full potential. In 2018, she designed and developed the programme and modules’ specifications for level 6 BA Visual Communication course and took it through a successful validation. The programme encourages the intertwined relation between creative practice and research and promotes conceptual thinking and multidisciplinary creativity. The course is currently running at two colleges in Netherlands; Sint Lucas and CiBAP.

    Hala currently teaches Professional Studies at level 4, in which she introduces students to the Graphic Design industry and raises ethical, contextual and social awareness in relation to students creative practice. Students through this module are able to define their values and principles as designers, establish the foundation of their future business and develop essential qualities of the professional graphic designer.

    Hala also teaches Experimental Practice at Level 4 and Level 5, in which she promotes the medium as a mean of communication, and encourages self -initiated multidisciplinary approach to ingenuity, through spatial design, moving image, motion graphic, sound and experimental typography.

  • Dr George’s research is interested in Personal and Political Art, Gender & Creativity, Art as Activism, and Typography, Design & Moving Image as means of Visual Communication. Her doctoral research was concerned with the impact of the Syrian war on everyday lives and focused on bringing a personal perspective of the conflict to the international audience.

    Hala’s post-doctoral research is looking into developing modern typography in relation to the Semitic languages and specifically the Ugaritic Syrian Alphabet.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Hala Georges’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.

  • Selected Films Participations

    2018: Oct. Rhythm of Revolution, University of Ohio, USA

    2018: Oct. Poetry Film festival, Bristol, UK

    2018: Nov. Cornwall Book Festival, Cornwall, UK

    2018: Feb. A Void & Traveling Bag, NAC Gallery, Paris, France

    2017: Apr. Geographical Changes in War, AAG, Boston, USA

    2017: Jan. Design War and War Design, Innovative Art Center, Brussels, Belgium

    2016: Sep -Oct. My Homeland [solo], Foyer Gallery, Farnham, UK

    2016: Sep. You & I, Ausstellung Im Hospitalhof, Stuttgart, Germany

    2016: Jun. Timo, Lamitta, Experimental Short Films Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    2016: Feb – Mar. From Rochester with Love [solo], Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, UK

    2015: Oct. Skype Call with Mum, TIAF Festival, London, uk

    2015: Oct. Skype Call with Mum, Faces, Rama, Wells Art Contemporary, Wells, UK

    2015: May – Jun. Damascene Moon, Outside the Box: Short Film Exhibition, Paris, France

    2014: Nov. Portrait, 6th Passion for Freedom, London Art Festival, UK

    2014: Oct. My Homeland, 51zero Film Festival, Rochester, UK

    2014: Oct. Greeting Cards from Reality, Quarter21 Museum, Vienna, Austria

    2014: Sep. Liberated Word, International Poetry Film Festival, Bristol, UK

    2014: Feb. From Rochester with Love, International Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany

    2012: Nov. Rebellion, 4th Passion for Freedom, London Art Festival, UK

    2012: July. Passion [solo], Camden Art House, London, UK

    Selected Conferences Participations

    2018: Jun. Social Impact Case Study, Annual Research Conference, University of Northampton, UK

    2018: May. Images of war, Metropolitan Manchester University & University of London, UK

    2018: May. Art & Displacement, Yale Club London, University College London, UK

    2018: Feb. Without End, University of Northampton, UK

    2017: Apr. Geographical Changes in War, AAG, Boston, USA

    2017: Jan. Design War and War Design, Innovative Art Center, Brussels, Belgium

    2016: Jun. Refugee Week, Huguenot Museum, Rochester, UK

    2016: Mar. The Art of Personal Moving Image, The Beaney Museum, Canterbury, UK

    2015: Apr. Bordering Strangeness, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

    2014: May. Reflection on the process of Art Research, Annual Research Conference, UCA, Canterbury, UK

    2014: Feb. White Cube/Dark Cube Symposium, Canterbury Christ Church, Canterbury, UK

    2014: Oct. Stowaway & My Journey, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK

    2013: Sep. Practice based PhD Symposium, Guildhall, London, UK

    Selected Publications

    2016: Conversations in the Midst of the Syrian Conflict: Visual Response to the Syrian Conflict Via the Personal and Domestic, (Ph.D. Thesis), British Library, London, UK

    2011: Graphical Reality: Renovating Visual Figures, Self-published

    2011: Graphic Design in Conceptual Art, Self-published

    2010: Khas Jidan (Arabic poetry book) Damascus, Syria

    Selected Awards

    2015: The Independent Artist Fair Festival, London, Second Prize

    2015: The Wac Awards, Wells Art Contemporary, shortlisted

    2012: 4th Passion for Freedom Festival, London, shortlisted

    2007: BA Graduate Award, Ministry of Higher Education, Syria, First Prize


    2016: Grant for the Arts: Art Council England, funding for ‘From Rochester with Love’ solo exhibition

    2016: Exhibition Support Grant, University for the Creative Arts