Research at the University of Brighton in Design History has pioneered new methods of analysis and practices of interpretation to transform understandings of how design is produced, marketed and consumed.
In our remit as one of the university's centres of research and enterprise excellence (COREs) we support and foster research networks among design historians not only at the University of Brighton but nationally and internationally. We help bring their work to the attention of new audiences and collaborators, ensuring the impact of their research is felt among communities than can use it for their own development.
Through our members we reach out to interdisciplinary researchers and engage with those in design practice and design industries, ensuring the future of design is underpinned with academic understanding and scholarly foresight.
Our record in postgraduate research in design history is excellent, and the University of Brighton has created the platform upon which many leading professionals have built their careers in academic research, archival practices and museum curation.