Afterall is a Research Centre of University of the Arts London, located at Central Saint Martins. We undertake contemporary art research within this framework and in partnership with other international educational and cultural institutions.
UAL Research Centres
Research Centres and Networks operate across the University, providing a focus for excellent research in identified areas of strength.
They support groups of researchers in a range of activities that extend beyond the remit of individual projects, creating an environment where debate can flourish, providing a sound foundation for future work.
The Centre for Fashion Curation challenges and develops theory and practices by demonstrating and enabling rigorous, innovative and experimental work within fashion curation.
The Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) explores the field of design for sustainability and its application to fashion as both artistic and business practice.
Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) aims to develop the emerging disciplinary field of sound arts.
Design Against Crime (DAC) is a socially responsive, practice-based research initiative, which uses the processes and products of design to reduce all kinds of crime and promote community safety whilst improving quality-of-life.
Ligatus is leading research within libraries and archives with particular interests in historical bookbinding.
The Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) commissions new and innovative research into photography and culture.
The Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation is a forum for historical, theoretical and practice-based research in architecture, art, communication, craft and design.
The Innovation Insights Hub connects insights and ideas from creative research and practice to contemporary challenges resulting in innovative outcomes for society and business.
CfFC objectives involve challenging and developing curatorial theory and practices by demonstrating and enabling rigorous, innovative and experimental work within the discipline. We aim to support fashion studies research and curation through:
- distinctive, world-leading responses to museological and exhibition interventions
- developing solutions to displaying dress that is embedded in rigorous research around the subject
- approaching objects for display in different ways, animating them, often through simple solutions, or complex narratives, and interpretations
- interrogating avenues of research to aid understanding of historical and contemporary fashion dynamics, future design and histories, and curatorial trajectories.