About 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.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 25% of our research in art and design, and over 50% of our research in the history of art and design, was graded "world leading" or "internationally excellent".
Our research has attracted funding from major grant-awarding bodies, including the Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Leverhulme Trust, and the Paul Mellon Foundation.
Our curatorial work includes important collections of computer arts materials, as well as collections related to home decoration and furnishing, whilst the critical history of ADRI reaches back through several decades of ground-breaking cultural criticism.
We currently 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 comprises eight research clusters: Art practice as Investigation; Community Practices; Design and urban Cultures; Diaspora, Difference and Other Cultures; Electronic and Digital Arts; Feminist Practice and Theory; Interior: Fashion; Visual Culture and Curating.
The current head of ADRI is Prof Suzanne Buchan.
Contacts and Areas of Responsibility
Jon Bird, Professor of Art and Critical Theory
Emma Dick, Lecturer in the History and Theory of Fashion and Textiles and ADRI seminar series coordinator
Dr Catherine Dormor, Lecturer in Visual Culture: Fashion; Research Coordinator: Fashion and ADRI seminar series coordinator
Dr susan pui san lok, Reader in Fine Art
Dr Luke White, Lecturer in Visual Culture and History of Art and Design and ADRI seminar series coordinator
London NW4 4BT
The Art and Design Research Institute was set up in 2007 by Stephen Boyd Davis, David Durling, Mehmet Karamanoglu and John Seth to be a subject-specific umbrella institute for research in art and design. In addition, strong connections existed with the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts, the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, and product design and engineering. Art and design research has a long history at Middlesex, stretching back to the Hornsey College of Art, and including groundbreaking art and cultural theory through visual culture studies and Block magazine, as well as innovative doctoral programmes such as D.Arts and PhD by Public Works, and Design Advanced Research Training (DART). ADRI was originally led by Professor David Durling and then by Stephen Boyd Davis.
For many years ADRI was based at the University campuses of Cat Hill and Trent Park. In 2011 it moved to a new £80million building – the Grove – on the main University campus in Hendon, north west London.
AUNT-SUE & VivaCity
Best Laid Plans: publication and symposium
Jon Bird: Leon Golub
Slashstroke event: Russia, Self and Other
with Mani Vertigo Sunday 27th April 2014 The Rose Lipman Building 43 De Beauvoir Rd, London N1...
Anne Massey talk at the National Maritime Museum
Gendering the Maritime World, 1600–1950 24 April 2014 National Maritime Museum London This event...
Sophie Mobbs at Animation Conference
26th Society for Animation Studies Conference June 16-19 2014 Toronto, Canada
Prof Nicholas Mirzoeff Inaugural Lecture
'On The Ground: The Imprint of Abolition Democracy from Haiti to Occupy', Thu 22 May 2014 - 5.00 pm...
ADRI ‘SNAP’ Symposium
Thursday 26 June 2014 10am - 6pm Grove Atrium, all Middlesex staff welcome
Neelam Raina and Emma Dick at BASAS
28th British Association of South Asian Studies (BASAS) 2nd - 4th April Royal Holloway, University...