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.


  • Centre for Fashion Curation

    The Centre for Fashion Curation challenges and develops theory and practices by demonstrating and enabling rigorous, innovative and experimental work within fashion curation.

  • Centre for Sustainable Fashion

    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

    Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) aims to develop the emerging disciplinary field of sound arts.

  • Design Against Crime

    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

    Ligatus is leading research within libraries and archives with particular interests in historical bookbinding.

  • Photography and the Archive Research Centre

    The Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) commissions new and innovative research into photography and culture.

  • Textile Futures Research Centre

    The Textile Futures Research Centre (TFRC) is a cross college practice-based and design-led centre comprised of researchers from Chelsea College of Art and Central Saint Martins.

  • Transnational Art, Identity and Nation

    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.

  • Innovation Insights Hub

    The Innovation Insights Hub connects insights and ideas from creative research and practice to contemporary challenges resulting in innovative outcomes for society and business.