Research

CSM has an established and thriving research community. Our staff are curious and innovative and their research ranges from practice driven investigation to theoretical study.

The results of our research
 take many forms including artefacts, designs, patents, catalogues, exhibitions, digital resources of various kinds, as well as published work such as books, journal articles and commissioned reports.

Much of our work crosses disciplinary boundaries and is carried out in collaboration with industry, commerce, museums and galleries, governmental organisations and other academic institutions.

CSM Archives & Collections

  • 'In the Bag', Design Against Crime, CSM. Illustration by Steve Russell, 2010.

    Design Against Crime

    Design Against Crime (DAC) is a socially responsive, practice-based research initiative, which uses the processes and products of design to reduce all kinds of crime and promote community safety whilst improving quality-of-life. 

  • Illustration for Corsets and Crinolines (1954) by Norah Waugh who taught at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. Copyright Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection.
    Illustration for Corsets and Crinolines (1954) by Norah Waugh who taught at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. Copyright Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection.

    The Museum and Study Collection

    Visit our Museum and Study Collection which acts as the College archive. It tells the story of CSM’s rich history and comprises more than 3,000 works by CSM staff and student from over the last 100 years.

  • Materials and Products Collection re-launch event, 2012, photo by Nick Lloyd, Central Saint Martins

    The Materials & Products Collection

    Discover new and innovative materials which represent current trends in design and manufacturing. The collection also contains a range of resources to help research materials and processes.

  • Platon's Mirror, Mischa Kuball, installation view, 2012
    Platon's Mirror, Mischa Kuball, installation view, 2012

    British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection

    Access our film and video collection that comprises files of moving images, publications, paper documents and still images. It is open and free to students, scholars, curators and others pursuing individual research.