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Research at Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins has an established and thriving research community. Our staff are curious and innovative and their research ranges from practice driven investigation to theoretical study.

The results of our research  take many forms including artefacts, designs, patents, catalogues, exhibitions, digital resources of various kinds, as well as published work such as books, journal articles and commissioned reports.

Much of our work crosses disciplinary boundaries and is carried out in collaboration with industry, commerce, museums and galleries, governmental organisations and other academic institutions.

CSM Research Projects

Fashion in Film
L'Inhumaine, 1924, Directed by Marcel LHerbier
The Houndstooth Project
Anne Smith, Houndstooth laser cuts

CSM Research Groups, Networks and Collaborations

Afterall exhibition, ‘Martha Rosler: The Bowery’, CSM Lethaby Gallery, October 2014
Afterall exhibition, ‘Martha Rosler: The Bowery’, CSM Lethaby Gallery, October 2014

CSM Archives & Collections

Research news

Central Saint Martins x Tokyo Tech: Heather Barnett

In 2017, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) invited three Central Saint Martins academics to each undertake a month-long teaching or research residency, in continuation of an institutional dialogue concerning […]

Central Saint Martins x Tokyo Tech: Betti Marenko

In 2017, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) invited three Central Saint Martins academics to each undertake a month-long teaching or research residency, in continuation of an institutional dialogue concerning […]

Normal to Dissent.

2018 marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which extended voting rights to women who met certain, limited criteria, but left 60% of the female population […]

‘Fidget Blanket’, 2018

Life After Makeright: The Power Of Patchwork

Makeright is a ground-breaking design course for prison inmates, run by The Design Against Crime Research Centre at Central Saint Martins. The project is devised to break the cycle of […]

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