Much of the research within the School of Art, Design and Fashion is based on a genuine desire to tackle aspects of societal challenge facing local communities globally:
- the need for people to belong and to have their cultural contribution recognised;
- the need for cities to change to meet technological and economic shifts while taking various and varying communities with them on the journey and importantly;
- the need to play a central part in an ecologically sustainable strategy for the global built environment.
Research within the School is structured into four groups, each infused with a passionate belief in art and design as a tool for change.