Groups & Networks
There are numerous research hubs and groups across the University and 6 Colleges. They provide support and creative collaboration to UAL researchers and the wider research community.
Bringing together artists, theorists, curators and writers to explore contemporary portraiture.
Fostering collaborations among doctoral students through conferences, symposia and talks on the subject of philosophy, politics and the arts.
Research practice to explore the creative interface of art/design and science and the processes and systems of knowledge that underpin them.
Engaging with artistic practices and knowledge production within the public realm and the archive.
Facilitating a deeper understanding of human behaviour and its potential improvement in the fashion and creative industries.
A collaboration with the Hungarian University of Fine Arts to explore the purpose and nature of artistic research.
Developing a better understanding of drawing as a cross disciplinary subject.
Delivering insight into the fashion industry’s economic, social and cultural trajectory.
Discussion and exploration around environmental and social creativity with informed and inspirational educators, students and practitioners.
Researching creativity, management and organisational behaviour in the creative industries.
A cluster of individual artists, researchers and academics support critical practice within art, the field of culture and organisation.
A space for the discussion of current research into fashion and popular culture within the broader subject area of Cultural Studies.
Enquiring into the visual and material practices and artefacts of social movements and other formations of resistance and agitation.
A space for presentation, reflection and dissemination of research around costume, scenography and performance.
Design for Social Innovation towards Sustainability: a network of design labs promoting and supporting sustainable change.
Questioning the materiality of time and duration across a range of fine art practices, theoretical, philosophical and discursive concerns.
Examining the validity and effects of exhibitions and curating practices inside and outside the museum and the gallery space.
A platform to discuss fashion media and its imagery in a disciplinary context through dialogues, projects and events.
Exploring fashion through gender, everyday life, gothic studies, literature, performance, queer theory, representation, sexuality and social class.
A cross-disciplinary arena to research and share ideas on gender and sexuality.
Investigating graphic communication used by subcultural groups to promote their stylistic, philosophical and ideological positions.
Exploring the environment as a living network of communications and interactions between people, buildings, spaces, objects and stories.
Understanding the experience of the menopause to challenge stereotypes and assumptions about what it is to be an older woman.
The first international peer-reviewed scholarly publication devoted to artists’ film and video work.
A focal point for the diverse activity in film and video currently pursued by the artists, curators and writers teaching across the Art Programme.
Explore and debating what it means to research painting within the context of contemporary art practice.
Rethinking performance as a culturally conditioned mode of staging the construction of the real.
Exploring and promoting photography as a mode of imaginary thought and its relation to a collective imaginary.
A series of events organised by the Photography & Contemporary Imaginary Research Hub at London College of Communication.
Grounded in history, through reference and resonance, whether writing about popular culture, art or architecture, or developing cutting-edge exhibition designs.
Art writing as an activity to engage critical, experimental, historical and philosophical approaches in and beyond academia.
A forum for both practice-based and theory-based research postgraduate students with an interest in fashion.
An arena for critical debate and enquiry into screen-based arts practice (film and television).
A platform for researchers and artists to present work exploring issues of place, space and site across diverse media and approaches.
Study Group on Latin American Art and Theory discussing the significance of art from Latin America to art theory in general.
Locating the principles, processes and methods that enable designers to deliver socially responsive practice.
Exploring questions and issues of identity as they are mediated between artist/writer, artwork and viewer.
A strong and diversified relationship between CCW Graduate School and Tate Research.
Developing the role designers can play in reducing impact on the environment and providing tools for design-centred solutions.
On performativity, the photographic, the theatric, the apparatus, re-enactment, staging, liveness and the event of an image.
Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon artist residency exchanges in collaboration with Tokyo WonderSite.
Researching the interplay between the forces of global and local characterising fashion production and consumption.
Enquiring physical and virtual spaces where visible language is originated, mediated or experienced.
Generating connections between researchers engaged with the fields of fashion design, costume, curation and the visual arts.