University of the Arts London (UAL) has showcased some of its world-leading research projects – tackling some of the most topical themes in recent times including the refugee crisis, the transgender community and London’s social housing – in a new online and booklet format.

Nine research projects form a booklet which is available online here or in hard copy from UAL’s High Holborn office.

The full list of projects is as follows:
Antarctica World Passport (Lucy Orta)
Dress For Our Time (Helen Storey)
Ken. To be destroyed (Sara Davidmann)
The Mechanical Smile (Caroline Evans)
Design Against Crime (Lorraine Gamman)
A Palace For Us (Tom Hunter)
Towards Intercultural Documentary (Pratap Rughani)
Black Artists and Modernism (Sonia Boyce)
Trash-2-Cash (Rebecca Earley)

Following the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), 83% of UAL’s research was graded as world leading and internationally excellent, placing it in the overall top 30 UK research institutions for quality.

The University has the largest community of designer and artist researchers in the world who are making important contributions to global research on creative practice, sustainability, fashion, curation and the history of art and design.

UAL has a vibrant Research culture across its six colleges, with nine University Research Centres and the University Innovation Insights Hub, which lead innovative research and disseminate this through exhibitions, publications, conferences, festivals and workshops.

The research results in creative outcomes which benefit museums and galleries, cultural institutions, creative practitioners, charitable bodies, the scientific community and even the government.