CSNI aims to be transdisciplinary in its approach to real world problems. It encourages experimental and collaborative approaches to open up new ways of thinking about individual and organisational cultural practices. CSNI is interested in fostering research which can be made accessible and has a wide public reach, and to this end has pioneered collaborative and embedded research.

CSNI is currently involved with the following projects:

Experimental Publishing as Networked Practice (2020->) is a project with initial support from University of Amsterdam, involving Geoff Cox (CSNI/LSBU), Annet Dekker (University of Amsterdam/CSNI), Aymeric Mansoux (PZI, Willem de Kooning Academy), Nora O’Murchú (transmediale), Winnie Soon (Aarhus University), Giuseppe Torre (University of Limerick).

Documenting Digital Art: Re-thinking Histories and Practices of Documentation in the Museum and Beyond (2019-22) is a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and led by Professor Gabriella Giannachi, University of Exeter, with Dr Francesca Franco from the University of Exeter, Dr Annet Dekker and Katrina Sluis from CSNI//The Photographers’ Gallery, and Gaby Wijers, LIMA, Amsterdam.

Art and the Internet: The Network as a Research Area and Theme in New Visual Artistic Practices is a project funded by Agencia Estatal de Investigación (Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, Government of Spain), led by Juan Martín Prada, Universidad de Cádiz. Research members include Andrew Dewdney, CSNI/LSBU, Annet Dekker, CSNI/University of Amsterdam.

Curating Photography in the Networked Image Economy (2018-2020) is a project funded by Swiss National Science Foundation, led by Dr Wolfgang Brückle, Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with Fotomuseum Winterthur, FotoColectania and The Photographers’ Gallery. It includes the involvement of Katrina Sluis, Nicholas Malevé, and Gaia Tedone.

The Contemporary Condition: The Representation and Experience of Contemporaneity in and through Contemporary Arts Practice (2016->) is a project funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research at Aarhus University, and led by Jacob Lund and Geoff Cox.


Projects in development:

Networked crowds (2020->) is a project to explore networked and socially distanced crowds, initiated by Simon Terrill in collaboration with Geoff Cox, and with technical support from Tim Fransen.

The Politics of the Networked Image in Collaborative Research (2020-21) is a new research initiative of CSNI and Unthinking Photography/The Photographers’ Gallery, led by Dr. Ioanna Zouli, with Dr. Geoff Cox and Professor Andrew Dewdney.


Previous projects include:

Cultural Value and the Digital: Practice, Policy and Theory (2014) was an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project with Royal College of Art and Tate Modern.

Tate Encounters: Britishness and Visual Cultures (2007-10) was an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project with Wimbledon College of Arts and Tate Britain.