We conceive of research as a world-making activity. Through our practices, theorisations and speculations we challenge the boundaries of our subjects to engage pressing issues such as environmental change, health and wellbeing, and critical engagements with technology. Our research covers the entire spectrum of art and design activity, realised through exhibitions, artworks, designs, texts, books, films, photography, fashion, textiles, craft, curation, performance and architectural and spatial practices.
We innovate solutions to emerging social issues. We regularly work in collaboration with national and local government agencies, businesses, NGOs, scientific organisations and policy groups to deliver real-world impacts. Through our partnerships and networks we develop joint research initiatives, consultancy and public engagement activity that contributes positively to society both locally and globally.
Our collaborators include:
- British Antarctic Survey
- British Fashion Council
- The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
- HM Prison Service
- Louvre Museum
- Museu de Art de São Paulo
- Royal Academy of Arts
- Royal Botanic Gardens
- Tate Modern
- Victoria and Albert Museum
- Warburg Institute
- Wellcome Collection
We nurture the next generation of research through our thriving PhD programme. Central Saint Martins is a member of the Techne Doctoral Training Partnership, through which we are able to provide funded PhD scholarships.
UAL 2nd in the world for art and design for third year
For the third consecutive year, UAL is ranked second for Art and Design in the QS University World Rankings by Subject 2021.
What is it like to live with Parkinson's?
A cross-disciplinary collaboration, Patterns of Perception aims to help us better understand life lived with Parkinson's. In this ongoing project, a group of individuals with Parkinson’s collaborated with practitioners from Central Saint Martins
UAL retains ranking of second in the world for Art and Design
UAL retains ranking of second in the world for Art and Design.
This fast-paced project saw postgraduate students from across disciplines hack the research of our two inaugural Scientists in Residence.
Research on Twitter
CSM’s Betti Marenko co-edited 'Design in the Pandemic: Dispatches from the Early Months'. Articles, sound explorations, photo/video essays, interviews, and conversations on the ways lives and materialities were transformed in response to the pandemic: https://t.co/x2fV7QvlHo
Massive congratulations to CSM’s Andrea Luka Zimmerman and 2020 winners! https://t.co/QdvoSD8rcp
CSM's Erika Tan and Mark Lewis share their workspaces and perspectives with virtual studio visits ... https://t.co/2rUt5Kauji