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Research and projects

Discover our world-leading research and enterprise

Our research enhances cultural life and a diverse range of communities.

Find out about our current and completed research by UAL researchers and UAL research students.

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

Trash-2-Cash

Research in turning textile and paper fibres into new materials for luxury products through an international collaboration of design, strategy and technology research.

A young man taking of a sweat shirt with a 'Wu-Tang' logo
Kyle, 90's Hip Hop/ UK Skater Slashie-style

Subcultures: Then and Now

A groundbreaking research project exploring subcultural style and its impact on fashion, curation and culture.

Mina Jahić from the Rescuers Project PCRC, Credit - Dr Paul Lowe

Art and Reconciliation: Conflict, Culture and Community

A collaborative project that aims to improve our understanding of a major global security challenge through various creative practices.

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Funded research projects by UAL staff researchers:


Student research projects

People dancing in a care home
Co-creative work with people with dementia, image courtesy of UAL

Understanding Agency and the Effect of Co-Creativity in Dementia Care

Millie van der Byl Williams explores the effect of co-creative arts on agency.

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Image courtesy of Cathryn Anneka Hall

Blending In and Out: Design for Extending the Value of Mechanically Recycled Blended Textiles

Cathryn Anneka Hall examines how the current commercial technology often overlooked in the literature.

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Walking the Elephant / Recorriendo Elephant (2017-2019) in conjunction with Latin Elephant, by Luise Vormittag

Illustration Practice and Plural Existence: Tracing Expressions of Community

Luise Vormittag investigates how illustration can assemble publics and constitute the political through a theoretically grounded portfolio.

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