The University of Brighton Design Archives is an internationally significant research base with a curatorial team that initiates and promotes collaborative activity through a programme of publication and exhibition projects. Founded on a scholarly resource focusing on British design and global design organisations in the twentieth century, we contribute substantially to the research profile of the University. The Design Archives welcome scholars and students from many academic disciplines researching the designed environment, the design profession and design practice.
Since the 1990s we have undertaken a range of innovative projects with a variety of partners including AHRC-funded collaborative doctorates and JISC-funded digitisation projects. In 2010 the Design Archives were awarded core funding from the HEFCE Museums and Galleries fund. View the Design Archives' research projects page
for more information.
To consult the collections, please contact us
Detailed collection information is being added to the Archives Hub, a portal to descriptions of British university archives.
Images and e-learning modules from the Design Archives can be accessed from the Visual Arts Data Service.
Subscribing UK universities and colleges can access our images at JISC MediaHub.
The Design Archives works with and alongside other Faculty Research Centres
Research projects and exhibitions
An exhibition of Icograda posters at London College of Communication.
2011 placement student Suzy Horada goes from strength to strength
A Study Day at the Whitechapel Gallery.
ICA event asking what happens to radicalism when it is re-contextualised?
AHRC workshop on archives and visual culture