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Professor Adam Thorpe

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Adam  Thorpe

Biography

Adam Thorpe is Professor of Socially Responsive Design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UAL). He is Co-Director of the Design Against Crime Research Centre and Co-ordinator of the UAL DESIS Lab (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability). His research activities are practice-based and explore the role of design in meeting societal goals and challenges. He is currently leading the Public Collaboration Lab, researching and prototyping a collaborative learning and doing platform that identifies and leverages synergies between design education and local government. He has written extensively on open and participatory socially responsive design processes.

Grants and awards

(Figures indicate amount awarded to UAL)

  • Camden Council, Greening Somers Town Estates, £42,500.00, (2022-2023)
  • Camden Council, Circular Economy Markets Project, £57,500.00, (2022-2023)
  • Camden Council, Camden Council market stalls trial programme, £129,928.00, (2021-2022)
  • Research England, Climate Studio, £81,053.00, (2022-2022)
  • Research England, Public Studio, £60,000.00, (2021-2021)
  • Erasmus+, A Knowledge Alliance between HEIs, Makers and Manufacturers to boost Open Design & Open Manufacturing in Europe, £111,541.50, (2017-2020)
  • Erasmus+, A Knowledge Alliance between HEIs, Makers and Manufacturers to boost Open Design & Open Manufacturing in Europe, £111,541.50, (2017-2020)
  • European Union, T-Factor - Unleashing future-facing urban hubs through culture and creativity-led strategies of transformative time, €7,998,425.00, (2020-2020)
  • Camden Council, Addressing homelessness in Camden, £70,000.00, (2018-2019)
  • Camden Council, A People's Fruit & Veg Stall for Somers Town, £25,000.00, (2018-2019)
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Disseminating 'Design Thinking for Prison Industries' through Teaching Resources, Business Models and Training for Trainers, £79,838.10, (2017-2018)
  • Camden Council, Social isolation and loneliness workshop, £10,000.00, (2017-2018)
  • Victoria Business Improvement District, Public Service Design for Safer Victoria, £27,500.00, (2017-2017)
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Public Collaboration Lab, £384,508.00, (2015-2016)
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), FIRE.Digital: Digital Research Platform for Collaborative Fashion Innovation, £80,127.00, (2015-2015)
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Design Thinking for Prison Industries: Exchanging design tools, methods and processes with prisons in London and Ahmedabad to build inmate resilience, £20,732.71, (2014-2015)
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), FIREup: Fashion Innovation Research and Enterprise, £200,814.00, (2013-2014)
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), UK network for design led social innovation for sustainability (DESIS - UK), £34,381.23, (2012-2013)
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Bike Off 2 - Catalysing anti theft bike, bike parking and information design for the 21st century, £323,918.00, (2006-2008)

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