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Central Saint Martins

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
Alexander McQueen, Dante collection, A/W 1996
Alexander McQueen, Dante collection, A/W 1996

CSM Doctoral Student Hub

CSM archives and collections

Research stories

Reader: Tony Quinn

To mark his new Readership, we talk to Tony Quinn, Course Leader for BA Ceramic Design, about the relationship between material and technology and the misnomer of "interactive design"

Material matters

What does a sustainable material revolution look like? Billie Coxhead, Co-ordinator of the Materials and Products Collection, talks through some recent acquisitions from algae blooms and bacteria to abattoir waste.

Professor: Mick Finch

To mark our new Professors, we hear more about their research plans. Here, Mick Finch, Professor of Visual Art Practice, discusses re-reading the archive and the need for multidisciplinary practice.

Research on Twitter