The UAL Social Design Institute develops and uses research insights to inform and change how designers and organisations design. Our mission is to make a positive social and environmental difference.
We work closely with colleagues across UAL including the Centre for Circular Design, Centre for Sustainable Fashion and Design Against Crime Research Centre.
Institute focus areas
First cross-disciplinary design and policy network
The Network connects arts and humanities researchers and scientists from UAL and other UK universities with the UK Civil Service policy design community: a community of practice in central and local government, made up of people from over 40 public sector organisations.
Design students and grads support central government on early policy prototyping
A UAL Social Design Institute project brought CSM Graphic Communication Design students and graduates to work with central government’s Department for Work and Pensions and Policy Lab in early 2022, to apply their skills and thinking to policy around supporting carers.
Related work in social design
Our network of academics from across UAL who are affiliated to the Institute and undertake temporary projects with us:
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