CSNI works with other research centres and has partnerships with Aarhus University, and University of Amsterdam (also Australian National University, Exeter University, Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Royal College of Art, Winchester School of Art, University of Zurich and University of the Arts London), and welcomes further collaborations. Our work is distinctive for its close collaboration with the cultural sector (e.g. The Photographers’ Gallery, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Gasworks, Lyric Hammersmith, Rhizome, Serpentine Galleries, Tate, transmediale festival for art and digital culture, Whitechapel Gallery), particularly in support of our collaborative PhD research. Some examples follow:

Aarhus University

CSNI works closely with the Digital Aesthetics Research Centre at Aarhus University, e.g. on a yearly research workshop/publication with transmediale festival for art and digital culture, and Centre for Research in Artistic Practice under Contemporary Conditions, e.g. on The Contemporay Condition book series. DARC Director: Jussi Parikka; CRAPCC Director: Jacob Lund.

University of Amsterdam

The research group Networked Images (CSNI), at Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam is part of the wider network of CSNI. Coordinator: Annet Dekker.

Royal College of Art

CSNI has an established relationship with the Royal College of Art through long term shared research interests and collaborations between Professor Andrew Dewdney (LSBU) and Professor Victoria Walsh, Professor of Art History and Curating and Head of MA Curating Contemporary Art. Their collaborative research and doctoral supervisions has focused upon the art museum’s knowledge and practices of and in network culture. The report of the AHRC funded project Cultural Value and the Digital: Practice, Policy and Theory can be found here

The Photographers’ Gallery

CSNI and The Photographers’ Gallery have been in a research partnership since 2013. Currently the partnership centres on collaborative PhDs on computer vision and ICT sustainability, as well as support for the Unthinking Photography platform, edited by Ioanna Zouli. Previous researcher: Nicolas Malevé; Current researchers: Marloes de Valk and Kendal Beynon.

Whitechapel Gallery

CSNI works in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery to examine the potential of networks – social and technological – for an expanded curatorial practice. This complements our collaborative course MA Curating Art and Public Programmes. Researcher: Rachel Falconer

Serpentine Galleries

CSNI has partnered with the Serpentine Galleries to undertake research on building new collaborative networks between the arts and technology in the context of the stark differences between the cultures of the art sector and technology sector. Researcher: Victoria Ivanova.


The social agency of residencies in transnational art practices is a collaborative project with the contemporary art organisation Gasworks, in partnership with the Curating Contemporary Art programme at the RCA and CSNI. Researcher: Rosie Hermon.