Design Research at Brighton embraces the complex economic, cultural and environmental issues facing society today. Through practice, theory and engagement our research addresses contemporary and future 21st Century design issues, such as waste, participation, policy, innovation and pedagogy, in helping generate a more sustainable and equitable future for all. Experienced Professors and Readers lead a supportive and developmental research environment and our students are guaranteed expert supervision in both practice and theory.
Responding to the changes inherent in the design world. We welcome applicants working in areas of:
Our record in research and practice in design, organised through our Design Research Initiatives (DRi), allows cross-disciplinary collaboration with sustainability and ecology, science and engineering, medicine, digital media, sculpture, fashion and the built environment, with major projects being developed both locally and across international borders, involving both staff and students at all levels.
Research is underpinned by the internationally significant University of Brighton Design Archives, and a pioneering contribution to the history and theory of design, *see also our research study pages for the history of art, design and dress.