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The Art, Design and Media Research Centre (ADMRC) is one of the longest established centres for research in the arts in the UK.

Founded in 1993 as the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC), it is a centre of excellence whose researchers are involved in the development of new methods and techniques for research. The generation and application of these has produced new insights in the creation of designs, works of art, film and media that contribute to social, environmental, cultural and economic well-being regionally, nationally and internationally. Now led by Professor Lise Autogena (Professor of Cross Disciplinary Art) the centre develops, leads, delivers and manages research across its constituent disciplines.

Research activity takes place across three broad domains:

  • Creative Practices in Health and Wellbeing
  • Physical and Digital Making: Theory and Practice
  • Social, Cultural and Philosophical Narratives.

However, our approach enables these permeable boundaries to be challenged and redefined as evidenced by the diverse research and creative practices undertaken by our staff.

Our research strategy focuses on the origination and generation of ideas and knowledge through practice, reflection and dialogue and its dissemination to other academics, practitioners, end users, commerce, industries, NGOs and governments. The centre actively supports and develops collaborative clusters to undertake large-scale research programmes as well as continuing support of the lone scholar.

Design Futures is the knowledge transfer unit of the centre, and specialises in packaging solutions and product design, delivering R&D to sub-regional sole traders as well as international ‘blue chip’ companies. Design Futures is the only non-STEM organisation to have been recognised as a Centre of Industrial Collaboration by the European Union.

For further information please contact us by email.

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Knowledge exchange

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Research Excellence Framework

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