For research projects of individual staff members please see our staff page.
Recent research projects:
ESRC Rising Powers: The Social Bases of Economic Change Professor Scott Lash of CCS, working in conjunction with Professor Michael Keith of Oxford University's Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), was awarded one of eight ESRC network grants. Our project explored social externalities in China, India and Africa. Workshops took place in China in October 2010, India in February 2011 and London in June 2011.
South x South London This project supported Contemporary Africa on Screen, curated by CCS's Dr Jennifer Bajorek, and the South London Gallery, in partnership with Juma Bah, Community Action Southwark. See event details.
BBC Sports Live! How did technologically minded football fans all over the world follow the Fifa World Cup, using all sorts of different media technologies, from radios to mobile phones? In our research project ‘Sports Live! Mediated Liveness of Global Sports Events’ we conducted ethnographic research in 11 countries: the UK, India, South Africa, Japan, Kenya, China, Tanzania, Nigeria, Brazil, US and Germany. This BBC (FM&T, Sport and Global News) funded research project is applied and straightforward: the result is a global ethnography of mediated sports consumption that explores liveness as a patchwork of practices, looking at their rhythms and their support through various technologies and social media. We worked with a team of 21 ethnographers. Principal investigators were Goetz Bachmann and Scott Lash, Hiroki Ogasawara is an advisor. Please contact Goetz Bachmann for more information.
Creativity Beyond Borders (2008-2010) Professor Hutnyk was awarded an AHRC Beyond Text Research Network Grant to bring together researchers in India, the UK, Germany, Denmark and Sweden around the theme of Creativity Beyond Borders.
Metadata in the Age of Ubiquitous Media (2007-2010) The Centre for Cultural Studies was responsible for Project Two in Goldsmiths' Media Research Programme, funded by The Leverhulme Trust. This project researched and designed new metadata-rich applications on the internet in China, South Korea and the UK.
Risk Cultures in China: An Economic Sociology (2006-2009) This project formed part of the ESRC's World Economy and Finance Programme. Over three years (2006-2009) the project extended the Centre's work internationally, focusing particularly on the forms of social and economic change in contemporary urbanism in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Broadband: Interactive Media in a Cross-Platform Environment In this project, funded by DTI/ESRC, Goldsmith's Centre for Cultural Studies joined forces with three London based media companies to produce new forms of television, tailor-made for IPTV (Internet Protocol based TV). CCS researchers focused on how the partners worked together to make the programme; how a study-group of households used or viewed the programmes and IPTV in general; and interviews with technology experts about likely future developments in broadband and related media technologies.