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Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media

The Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media provides an overarching vision for all of the School's research activities. Its activities are focused on creating and sustaining mutually beneficial and interactive partnerships with a range of public organisations. These include galleries, museums, arts and community centres, publishers and online sources whose activities may benefit diverse social groups locally, nationally and around the world.

Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art, Design and Media

The Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design and Media highlights historical, contemporary and future roles for art, design and media within globalisation

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Led by Head of School Professor Ed D'Souza, Professors John Armitage, Ryan Bishop, Jussi ParikkaJoanne Roberts, Dr Sunil Manghani and Jonathan Faiers, with Associate Professors Seth Giddings, Yasmin Sekhon, the Winchester Centre was created in 2011 and makes a decisive and positive contribution to the School, the University and to society by highlighting historical, contemporary and future roles for art, design and media within globalisation. From autumn 2016 the School's research staff have been joined by Professors Victor Burgin and James Hall, and Associate Professors Dr Daniel CidDr Alessandro Ludovico and Dr Joanne Turney.

Research Groups within Global Futures

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

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.

The Winchester Luxury Research Group - encompasses luxury-based production across the areas of fine art, design, and media.

Archaeologies of Media and Technology Research group - 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.

Transforming Creativity Research Group - Research on transformations in cultural production and creative economies from the everyday to the industrial, wrought by digital, networked and participatory media culture.


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