Ravensbourne University London

Ravensbourne University London has a worldwide reputation for innovation in digital media and design. The organisation has a core team of researchers, and an emerging research culture that focuses on applied research and knowledge exchange.


The Research Office is actively developing the research environment at Ravensbourne in preparation for submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) of 2020. We support and coordinate research projects from our academic staff and also mentor them in the ways and means of creating successful funding bids with strong outcomes and impact. The Research Office staff are also engaged in their own research and we develop this in parallel to our other activities.


Our strategic priorities include:


·         Innovation and knowledge exchange in the creative industries

·         Applied research in digital design and media

·         Working with technology and culture

·         Encouraging creative interdisciplinary activity

·         Growing Ravensbourne’s research culture


Particular areas of research focus include:


·         Augmented and Virtual Reality for learning

·         Smart Cities and urban design

·         Wearable technologies

·         New filming and narrative technologies

·         Novel materials and production techniques


We currently host 3 EU-funded projects:


·         AR4EU;

·         WEKITl;

·         EYES.


Research networks and institutions linked to Ravensbourne university London are:
The Consortium for Research Excellence, CREST (part of GuildHE); the Culture Capital Exchange (TCCE); the National Association for Fine Art education (NAFAE); ImmerseUK; Cambridge Wireless; InnovateUK; Birkbeck University of London; Coventry University; University College London;

 and the Computer Arts Society.



London Higher Europe Contact:

Dr Nicholas Lambert, Director of Research
+44 (0)780 872 5141

Hamburg - London: Senior Executive eCulture Summer School, July, 2014

A collaborative Summer School for senior executives from the City of Hamburg, museums, galleries, and other cultural and entertainment sectors on how to take advantage of digital technologies and practices. The Summer School was organised in collaboration with The Vasari Centre at Birkbeck, University of London. Senior academics and industry figures came together to review and discuss case studies and overall trends. The overall aim was to encourage ongoing collaboration between the cities of London and Hamburg. 45 participants attended over the four days at Ravensbourne on the Greenwich Peninsula and at the University of London. The seminar also included visits to museums and galleries across London, and a programme of evening cultural events. The eCulture Summer School – it is hoped – will become an annual event and extend outwards to include the city of Florence in July 2015. Name of Project Contact: Professor Lizzie Jackson and Dr Catherine Maffioletti.   Lizzie.jackson@rave.ac.uk ...

3D Creative Summit

A two-day ‘Creative Summit’ at the British Film Institute (BFI) organised in partnership with the i3Ds Society with drawing together international researchers and filmmakers who specialise in 3-D stereoscopic media. Over 35 researchers from Europe, the USA and Canada presented work that spanned the aesthetics of production but also emerging cameras and visualization techniques. Alongside this, directors and cinematographers showed work in progress (Starlingrad, shot in Russia was a particular highlight), and the use of emerging processes connected with virtual production, CGI, VFX and storytelling to exploit the third dimension. Name of Project Contact: Carrie Wooten   c.wooten@rave.ac.uk   http://www.3dcreativesummit.com   ...