Art, Design and Media Research Centre
The Art, Design and Media Research Centre (ADMRC) is an established centre of excellence that foregrounds creative, arts-led approaches to applied research that interacts with and transforms society and culture.
Founded in 1993 as the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC), it is a centre of excellence whose researchers are involved in the development of new methods and techniques for research. The generation and application of these has produced new insights in the creation of designs, works of art, film and media that contribute to social, environmental, cultural and economic well-being regionally, nationally and internationally. The centre develops, leads, delivers and manages research across its constituent disciplines.
Research activity takes place across three broad domains:
- Creative Practices in Health and Wellbeing
- Physical and Digital Making: Theory and Practice
- Social, Cultural and Philosophical Narratives.
However, the ADMRC approach enables these permeable boundaries to be challenged and redefined as evidenced by the diverse research and creative practices undertaken by ADMRC staff.
ADMRC research strategy focuses on the origination and generation of ideas and knowledge through practice, reflection and dialogue and its dissemination to other academics, practitioners, end users, commerce, industries, NGOs and governments. The centre actively supports and develops collaborative clusters to undertake large-scale research programmes as well as continuing support of the lone scholar.
Design Futures is the knowledge transfer unit of the centre, and specialises in packaging solutions and product design, delivering research and development (R&D) to sub-regional sole traders as well as international ‘blue chip’ companies. Design Futures is the only non-STEM organisation to have been recognised as a Centre of Industrial Collaboration by the European Union.
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