Topology research unit at Goldsmiths

Topology Research Unit

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

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Inside the department


Visiting Research Fellows, Advisory Board and industry partners.


Books, articles and journals produced by the Unit.


Lectures and seminars organised by the Unit.

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. 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.

The TRU objectives are to:

  • make a distinctive contribution to the department’s research profile and REF narrative
  • create impact for the department and the College in public fora, debate and exhibition spaces
  • stimulate research and teaching in a currently exciting and innovative area that is very much in keeping with the Department’s interests and ethos
  • attract research funding and sponsorship
  • amplify links within the department, with other departments, universities organisations