LCC research community: insatiably curious

The research community at LCC is made up of world-reowned practitioners and theorists specialising in film, current practices and histories of photography, communication studies, sound arts, graphic and information design and spatial design.

Our research is supported by collaborations with industry, commerce and the cultural sector, funding from UK research councils, and through international partnerships.

LCC offers a supportive and exciting research environment for graduate researchers with seminars, lectures and events. In recent years graduate researchers have curated exhibitions, hosted conferences and produced publications of their work. 

Discover the people and processes behind research at London College of Communication: Dr Sara Davidman

Discover the people and processes behind research at London College of Communication: Val Williams

London College of Communication presents Ken. To be destroyed as part of its public programme of events and exhibitions.


  • Conscientious Communicators Research Hub at London College of Communication

    Conscientious Communicators

    Conscientious Communicators are a cross-disciplinary community established to develop practice-based research around environmental and social creativity.

  • Creative Industries Management Research Hub

    Creative Industries Management Research Hub

    CIMRH brings together knowledge and new understanding on creativity, management and organisational behaviour as applied specifically to the creative industries.

  • Design Activism

    Design Activism

    This hub investigates the graphic design codes and visual communication conventions that support social and political activism.

  • Screen Research Forum
    Monica Takvam

    Screen Research Forum

    The Screen Research Forum is an arena for critical debate and enquiry into screen-based arts practice.

  • Graphic Subcultures

    Graphic Subcultures

    Investigates graphic communication strategies used by subcultural groups to promote their stylistic, philosophical and ideological positions.

  • Gender and Sexuality Research Forum

    Gender and Sexuality Research Forum

    This new Research Forum is open to all UAL staff and research students with an interest in research on gender and sexuality.

  • Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary

    Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary

    The hub brings together practitioners and theorists with a research interest in fine art photography.

  • Space and Place
    Sound Proof 2 documentation, 2009 by Monica Biagioli

    Space and Place

    Explores placemaking processes and interrogates spatial discourse of urban environments.

  • Typographic Research Unit (TRU)

    Typographic Research Unit (TRU)

    Community of Practice comprising of UAL staff, students and researchers working within the fields of type and typography.


  • CRiSAP


    Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) aims to develop the emerging disciplinary field of sound arts.

  • PARC

    Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) commissions new and innovative research into photography and culture, organising seminars, exhibitions, study days and conferences, both within UAL and externally.