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Research centres

Research Centres operate across the University, providing a focus for excellent research in identified areas of strength.

They support groups of researchers in a range of activities that extend beyond the remit of individual projects, creating an environment where debate can flourish, providing a sound foundation for future work.

  • Afterall
    Afterall is a Research Centre of University of the Arts London, located at Central Saint Martins. We undertake contemporary art research within this framework and in partnership with other international educational and cultural institutions.
    Afterall

    Afterall is a Research Centre of University of the Arts London, located at Central Saint Martins. We undertake contemporary art research within this framework and in partnership with other international educational and cultural institutions.

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    Image courtesy of UAL
    Centre for Circular Design

    Centre for Circular Design's work is focused on how design practice can innovate and inform the development of the circular economy for materials, textiles, fashion and other design fields.

  • Centre for fashion curation
    The Centre for Fashion Curation challenges and develops theory and practices by demonstrating and enabling rigorous, innovative and experimental work within fashion curation.
    Centre for Fashion Curation

    The Centre for Fashion Curation challenges and develops theory and practices by demonstrating and enabling rigorous, innovative and experimental work within fashion curation.

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    Centre for Sustainable Fashion | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London | Image by Guillaume Valli
    Centre for Sustainable Fashion

    The Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) explores the field of design for sustainability and its application to fashion as both artistic and business practice.

  • Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice
    Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice
    Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice

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

  • Grippa Clip
    Design Against Crime (DAC) is a socially responsive, practice-based research initiative, which uses the processes and products of design to reduce all kinds of crime and promote community safety whilst improving quality-of-life.
    Design Against Crime

    Design Against Crime (DAC) is a socially responsive, practice-based research initiative, which uses the processes and products of design to reduce all kinds of crime and promote community safety whilst improving quality-of-life.

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    Ziqi Wang | MA Costume for Performance | Graduate Showcase | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London
    Fashion Business Research Centre

    Centre for Fashion Business Research delivers insight into the fashion industry’s economic, social and cultural trajectory.

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    The negative room, Edwared Reeves, Lewes
    Photography and Archives Research Centre

    The Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) commissions new and innovative research into photography and culture.

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    Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain, The World Justified, Left Aligned, Centred, Right Aligned, 2004. 4 Light Boxes,120 x 250 x 12cm each. Installation View. Photograph Ding Musa.
    Transnational Art, Identity and Nation

    The Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation is a forum for historical, theoretical and practice-based research in architecture, art, communication, craft and design.