Topology research unit at Goldsmiths

Topology Research Unit

Part of the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths

Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies

Inside the department

Topology is rapidly transforming itself into a new paradigm stretching across sciences and arts, theory and practice, and industry and the academy.

The TRU has been set up to explore the two inter-related ways in which topology provides a conceptual language for understanding relationships, intensities and transformations - outside its original field of mathematics. One is as a methodological tool in social sciences and architecture. The other is as a tool for performance across a range of arts and creative practices. Both are interested in topology’s understanding of transformation and non-metric relationships. Auditory topology as the way in which sound can be used to express and imagine these relationships is of partcular interest. To explore this theme the TRU collaborates with the Sound System Outernational research group to organise conferences and other events.