UAL researchers use approaches from design to intervene in public sector, government and social innovation contexts.
Our staff and students have ongoing relationships with key partners, including London Borough of Camden, UK Policy Lab and EU Policy Lab.
Through practically-oriented projects, researchers are finding new ways of framing issues, public policy responses and organisational action, as well as developing a critical understanding of the conditions in which these outcomes result.
Learn about the cross-disciplinary Centre for Sustainable Fashion and read highlights and insights from projects across UAL.
- Prof Kimbell's essay on the characteristics of social design and design for sustainability, and the context in which they emerged (PDF 671KB)
- Dr Patsarika’s essay on design participation as social learning (PDF 413KB)
- Professor Quinn’s essay on the history of social observation in design (PDF 521KB)265672