Hostos Animation Professor and filmmaker Andy London, who runs the Animation Program at Hostos in the College’s Media Design Program, will lecture at Harvard University on March 30.

Professor London is a visiting professor at the prestigious Ivy League research university, and he will lecture students and faculty at Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies about his work and his filmmaking process. He also teaches an introduction to animation class every Thursday and assists in curating a two-hour animation screening every Friday at Harvard’s Carpenter Center.

In addition to teaching animation at Hostos since 2010, Professor London is a writer, director, animator and co-founder of London Squared Productions. He has been creating graphic novels, films, art installations and animated content since 1992.
His award-winning films include “Subway Salvation,” “The Backbrace,” “A Letter to Colleen,” and “Lost Tribes of New York City.” His films have been screened at hundreds of festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival, Annecy and the Ottawa International Animation Festival. “Subway Salvation” won the audience award at the Florida Film Festival. “A Letter To Colleen” received a Cine Golden Eagle and “Lost Tribes of New York City” was featured in the MoMA show “Talk to Me,” an exhibition on the communication between people, technology and objects, curated by Paola Antonelli.

Recently, Professor London was commissioned by the MTA to create the animated short “Grand Central Diary” to commemorate Grand Central Terminal’s 100th anniversary. The film was screened in the New York City Transit Museum.
His latest projects include “Strong Island,” an animated web series based on material from his graphic novel, “Eager To Please” and “I Give Up,” a live action comedy about an unsuccessful artist working as a community college professor in the South Bronx.

In 2015, London launched the first-ever animation festival at Hostos.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique Student Success Coaching Unit provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.

Named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.