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
New project to help account for the value of culture and heritage in decision-making
UAL Social Design Institute is to lead a new scoping study on measuring the value to the public of the UK’s culture and heritage. It will help government provide the tools to the sector to evidence decision-making and funding bids.
Social Design Institute Meet the researcher: Sandy Black
Reflecting on her own journey from knitwear designer-entrepreneur to academic researcher, Sandy proposes that design-led, small and micro fashion businesses are leading the sustainable revolution and pioneering solutions that are transformative for fashion as a whole.
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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