The Centre for Cultural Studies started in 1998 with one PhD student, six borrowed MA students from the Media Department, one-half academic staff member and a small one-off bequest. We now have some 150 MA and PhD students and are the largest centre for cultural studies in the UK.
Our teaching programmes are integrally involved with the world of practice. They incorporate laboratory projects, exhibitions, performance and activism. Our students have placements with cultural organizations in London and globally.
We are book writers of influential and politically engaged texts in cultural theory. Our research partners include architects, planners, artists, activists, global NGOs, new media studios and museums. Our research outcomes are texts, technological art, software, architecture/planning interventions.