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Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media

Research Groups

Engaging in the domains of fine art, graphic arts, media and cultural studies, fashion and textile design, marketing, branding, management, luxury, contemporary arts and curatorship, the School focuses upon the following main areas of research:

Critical Practices

Critical Practices encompasses several research strands concerned with critical practices in art production, history, theory and criticism. Our staff are experts in their fields and are widely published.

Winchester Luxury Research Group

The Winchester Luxury Research Group (WLRG) undertakes leading edge investigations into the social, cultural and economic impact of luxury. Embedded in the prestigious Winchester School of Art, the members of WLRG engage in research that recognises the artistic and cultural aspects of luxury in the contemporary globalised world.

Archaeologies of Media and Technology Research Group

Archaeologies of Media and Technology (AMT) is a research group that approaches technology and media writ large through their links to science, art, visual culture and critical theory with a strong emphasis on artistic practices. We investigate the conditions of existence of contemporary media technologies through design and art, in relation to both contemporary culture and cultural heritage with an eye toward the future.

Transforming Creativity Research Group

The Transforming Creativity Research Group focuses on research on transformations in cultural production and creative economies from the everyday to the industrial, wrought by digital, networked and participatory media culture. This group addresses contemporary change in the cultural and media industries, everyday and activist media cultures, critical making, and playful, critical and speculative design for cultural experience. 

12 February 2014

New Exhibition Showcases Work of WSA Resea...

A new exhibition in the Level 4 Gallery of Southampton University’s...

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26 November 2013

New Book Edited by Professor Jonathan Harr...

Jonathan Harris’ new edited book on the work of Pablo Picasso has j...

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24 October 2013

Winchester Academic Dr Jussi Parikka Discu...

Writer, media theorist and Reader in Media & Design at Winchester S...

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