Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


ARIEL: UCL’s Centre for Creative Practice Research

A forum for intellectual exploration and exchange between academics of all disciplines and artists of all genres in the creative and cultural industries.

This website is a gateway for academics and artists of all kinds who are interested in working together. Here you can see the range of work that’s being done; look at examples of best practice; find contacts and resources for your own artistic/academic collaboration; and explore the potential for artistic/academic research projects to generate new ideas, methods and outputs.

Images credits
About: Ariel from The Tempest, by Arthur Rackham, via Wikimedia Commons
People: Slade Summer School work
Research: 'LOOP' by Yunchao Tang, Bartlett School of Architecture. UCL Doctoral School, 'Research Images as Art' competition entry 2014-2015
Partnerships: UCL’s Donor Wall on the Wilkins Terrace. The installation, featuring over 60 hands individually cast in bronze and aluminium, was created by Slade School alumni Dr Sarah Fortais.
Resources: primary school children's work from IOE Waseda student visit 2007
Study: UCL Population Health workshop