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Current Research & Projects

Our academics play a prominent role in the UK’s creative culture and they produce research that results in creative outcomes that enhance cultural life and impact on a diverse range of beneficiaries.

In this section you can find current and completed research by UAL researchers and UAL research students, spanning a range of subject areas in art, design and communication.

UAL's Institutional Repository – UAL Research Online – is an online showcase of research produced at University of the Arts London and the material in the repository is free to view, browse and download anywhere in the world.

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Digital Anthropology Lab launch at London College of Fashion October 2015 photography by Hannah Puskarz BA Fashion Photography

UAL research projects

Funded research projects by UAL staff researchers by subject:

Student research projects

Research projects by UAL students by subject:

Featured projects

Creating high-end textiles from zero-value pre consumer waste sources - image courtesy of UAL

Trash 2 Cash

Creating high-end textiles from zero-value pre-consumer waste sources via groundbreaking innovations and design driven technologies

Nkiruka Oparah, 2014
Nkiruka Oparah, 2014


A network of pioneering technologists, curators and scholars from Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa and the UK to discuss developments in digital design – robotics, gaming and computer imaging.

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A 3-year project funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, BAM will address the understated connections between black-British artists’ practice and the work of art’s relationship to Modernism.