In the years of reconstruction following the Second World War, designers - with the governments, manufacturers and publics for whom they worked - sought to create a better world. The University of Brighton Design Archives (UoBDA) holds the most significant body of material relating to post-war design organisations in any British university, alongside the archives of designers whose work those organisations championed. We seek to:
Design Archives Strategic Goal (DASG) 1: Collections
Collect, document and preserve the work and records of designers and design organisations, maintaining long term, collaborative partnerships with them and their estates.
DASG 2: Research-informed stewardship
Champion the melding of academic and professional practice through the preservation and interpretation of the collections and an innovative ethos of research-informed stewardship.
DASG 3: Research & Teaching
Embed our collections and expertise at the heart of innovative, creative and inclusive teaching, research, and public engagement activities.
DASG 4: Engagement
Attract researchers and students locally, nationally and from around the world, inspiring scholars and the design, archive and curatorial professions.
DASG 5: Programme
Provoke debate and curate a dynamic programme that links content, enquiry and practice – a cornerstone of the University of Brighton strategy.