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
Social Design Institute Meet the practitioner: 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.
Social Design Institute - Meet the practitioner: Professor Rebecca Earley
Professor Rebecca Earley's Social Design Institute position paper ‘From Sustainable to Circular to Social Textile Design Research' explains how shifting from a linear to a circular production system can drive a fairer and more responsible society.
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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