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.
CSM research projects
CSM research groups, networks and collaborations
CSM Doctoral Student Hub
CSM archives and collections
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.
New Spatial Practices Professor announced
Founding member of muf architecture/art, Liza Fior, joins Central Saint Martins as Professor of Spatial Practices. Here, she talks about the role of research in architecture and the territory between the ideal and reality of public space.
Research on Twitter
CSM’s Dr Matt Malpass and Dr Lara Salinas on the role of design in the future of public service research and innovation … https://t.co/dYrnbHo9BV
CSM's Prof Carole Collet is one of Crafts Council's 'pioneers of the field' featured here ... https://t.co/XWW8u1m7u8