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London College of Communication

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.

Research: Stories

Research Fortnight at LCC

Research Fortnight is our annual celebration of research across UAL. This year’s programme at LCC featured events and exhibitions exploring themes of conflict, reconciliation, displacement, refugee experience, and social justice.

Featured research staff

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Rebecca Bramall

LCC Media School, Course Leader, MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice

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Nela Milic

LCC Design School, Contextual and Theoretical Studies Coordinator

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Pratap Rughani

Associate Dean of Research

Research centres

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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.

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

Research hubs and networks

Conscientious Communicators Research Hub
Conscientious Communicators Research Hub

Conscientious Communicators Research Hub

Conscientious Communicators is a cross-disciplinary community established to develop practice-based research around environmental and social creativity.

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Comics Research Hub (CoRH)

The Comics Research Hub (CoRH) brings together world-leading academics from across UAL, highlighting the resources the university holds in its archives and providing a context for the wealth of ongoing comics research.

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Creative Industries Management Research Hub

Creative Industries Management Research Hub brings together knowledge and new understanding on creativity, management and organisational behaviour as applied specifically to the activities of creative industries.

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Design Activism Research Hub (DARH)

Design Activism Research Hub is concerned with the visual and material culture practices and artefacts of social movements and other formations of resistance and agitation.

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Graphic Subcultures Research Hub

The group aims to investigate graphic communication strategies used by self-identifying subcultural groups, often centred around music, fashion and lifestyle interests, to promote their stylistic, philosophical and ideological positions.

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Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary

The research hub at LCC brings together practitioners and theorists to explore and promote photography as a mode of imaginary thought and its relation to a collective imaginary.

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Screen Research Forum

The Screen Research Forum is based at LCC and is organised by Professor William Raban. It serves as an arena for critical debate and enquiry into screen-based arts practice (film and television).

Sound Proof 2 documentation, 2009 by Monica Biagioli

Space and Place

This group explores the experience of urban environments, namely London and Elephant and Castle, to explore place-making processes and interrogate spatial discourse.

Exhibition view of multi-disciplinary work at London College of Communication

Supra Systems Studio

Supra Systems Studio is a research machine from the Design School at LCC, interrogating and materialising the politics of network technology through design practice.

Research Twitter

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.