Groups and 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.
Facilitating a deeper understanding of human behaviour and its potential improvement in the fashion and creative industries.
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.
Exploring fashion through gender, everyday life, gothic studies, literature, performance, queer theory, representation, sexuality and social class.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.