• Book and coloured shapes
  • ADRI Journals covers
  • Statue with paint splattering
  • students at computer screens
  • Textiles
  • Printing
  • Architectural drawing
  • Paint palette

About ADRI

The Art & Design Research Institute (ADRI) is the home of research in art, design, visual culture and electronic arts, comprising world leading research and innovative practice at Middlesex University.

Art and Design Research at Middlesex rated “internationally excellent” and “world leading”.

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We have a vibrant community of over 40 research students pursuing a range of projects in the history, practice and theory of art and design. Students are encouraged to work collaboratively, and we currently have projects with the ICA, MODA, National Maritime Museum, Sir John Soane's Museum and Tate.

ADRI has ten staff-led research clusters: Art Practice as Investigation; Community Practices; Design and Urban Cultures; Diaspora, Difference and Other Cultures; Electronic and Digital Arts; CREATE/Feminisms; I:F (Interiors: Fashion); Material History, Science Fiction and Visual Culture and Curating.

The current Director of ADRI is Prof Suzanne Buchan.