skip to main content
Exhibition view of a display table and other mounted work by MA Graphic Media Design

Research at London College of Communication

LCC research community: insatiably curious

The research community at LCC is made up of world-reowned practitioners and theorists specialising in film, current practices and histories of photography, communication studies, sound arts, graphic and information design and spatial design.

Our research is supported by collaborations with industry, commerce and the cultural sector, funding from UK research councils, and through international partnerships.

LCC offers a supportive and exciting research environment for graduate researchers with seminars, lectures and events. In recent years graduate researchers have curated exhibitions, hosted conferences and produced publications of their work.

RE:SEARCH | Dr Sara Davidmann

Discover the people and processes behind research at London College of Communication.

RE:SEARCH | Professor Val Williams

Discover the people and processes behind research at London College of Communication.

Research exhibition: Ken. To Be Destroyed

This exhibition by Sara Davidmann showcases work that combines original archive material with Davidmann’s new work.

Featured events

Black and white photograph of the Heygate Estate in Elephant and Castle - showing a concrete building and view with leafless trees.

Matthew Benjamin Coleman: Heygate – A Natural History

Matthew Benjamin Coleman presents a series of photographs charting the rich plant life of the Heygate Estate in Elephant and Castle between 2011 - 2017. Taking place in the UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre at LCC, this event is free and open until Monday 24 September 2018.

Photograph of a student wearing headphones and engaging with a piece of photography work, displayed in glass cases.

Writing Photographs: Tate Modern

Writing Photographs is a conference organised by researchers at LCC's Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary Research Hub and will be held at Tate Modern on 13 October 2018. The event will bring together artists, writers, curators and researchers, to present and discuss photography as an expanded practice – building on LCC’s reputation for research into conceptual photography.

Research Centres

Photograph of Parc research space at London College of Communication, with bookcases and a table display showing photography books.


Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) commissions new and innovative research into photography and culture, organising seminars, exhibitions, study days and conferences, both within UAL and externally.

Photograph of a student interacting with a sound arts piece showing images multiple eyes projected onto a structure.


Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) aims to develop the emerging disciplinary field of sound arts.

Research hubs and networks

Pink-light in space with dancers

Screen Research Forum

Organised by Professor William Raban, this forum investigates new interventions in cinema.

Research news

her noise zines

Summer of Music, Summer of Zines

London College of Communication is home to the University’s Archives and Special Collections Centre and the LCC Zine Collection. We have a range of mu […]