Department of Design

Within the system of the arts, design becomes a continuous process of redefinition and convergence, building in the main on three research areas. First, that of materiality or sensory perception, or how the visible becomes constituted through thematic interconnections, contextualisations, and their various manifestations: production processes, products, and stagings. Secondly, that of multimedia relations, which explores the diverse processes that prise open what the senses can perceive, to reveal in the broadest sense shifts, openings, and technologies in both design and transmission processes and interactions. Thirdly, that of identity and its manifold constitutions, which encompasses the generative paradigms of self and other, and explores ambiguity, cultural circumstances, communication, and user habits.