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.
Tackling technology-facilitated domestic abuse
Through a practice-based PhD, Roxanne Alves Leitāo co-designed a chatbot with the charity Refuge providing information and advice to protect individuals' digital privacy. Since July 2020, it has been used by 6,650 people.
Climate Emergency Interactive wins at the Webby Awards
The film, created collaboratively by staff and students from across UAL, won The People's Voice in Public Service and Activism at the 2021 Webby Awards.
Maison/0: the launch
Yesterday, Central Saint Martins and LVMH announced the new phase of Maison/0. Current students, notable alumni and staff came together to discuss how creativity can respond to climate and biodiversity emergencies.
Maison/0: the next five years
On Earth Day, Central Saint Martins and LVMH begin the new phase of their partnership embedding regenerative design.
Research on Twitter
Film-maker Andrea Luka Zimmerman (CSM) discusses ‘walk-centric’ practices and urban activism in SESSION 1: JUSTICE AND GROUND – part of the AAVS Pedestric Radicals international symposium, July 9: https://t.co/z95dz7I91X