The UWS Creative Futures Institute is a locus for interdisciplinary research at the University of the West of Scotland, generating a wide range of research from screen studies to social media. It is based in the School of Creative & Cultural Industries with Associates from around the University. The Creative Futures Institute fosters an advanced, theoretically informed and practice-led research culture, identifying key questions relevant to Scotland in a global economy.
Within the Institute we aim to build collaborative research communities and support individual excellence, where knowledge is developed through a range of disciplinary insights. Through our work, we want to reconstitute the knowledge economy in a way that gives due credit to the complexity of ideas and discoveries, drawing as much from the arts as it does from the sciences.
Our Associates work collaboratively across disciplines generating original insights that inform and influence global decisions about innovation, creativity and culture. The Creative Futures Institute puts transdisciplinary learning at the heart of these discussions, building understanding through art, science, social science and the humanities, to develop a vision for the future that is creative, responsible & inspiring.
Science. Technology. Ethics. Art. Media. Culture.
We no longer need specialist knowledge, just transdisciplinary creative solutions