PUBLIC
SOCIAL
INNOVATION

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Adam Thorpe delivers design research through the Public Collaboration Lab (PCL) which started as an 18-month AHRC-funded research partnership between the London Borough of Camden and University of the Arts London and has gone on to develop a ‘living lab’ approach to social innovation.

Its research-led collaborative design practice explores the potential value of strategic collaboration between local government and design education, generating a suite of projects where student engagement with the local community through collaborative design, including some funded engagements, has produced numerous outputs.




Wooden shelving unit with three shelves and an X shaped back ︎︎︎ Overcrowded Living
STUDENT PROJECT
Images of chairs and circular object layered over each other
︎︎︎ Youth Hubs
STUDENT PROJECT
Two men stood in conversation, to the left of them is a wall of images and behind them is a green tent like structure
︎︎︎ Let’s Sort it Out
STUDENT PROJECT
Four people sat round table. Two laptops are on the table
︎︎︎ Reimagining Planning
STUDENT PROJECT



Living room with lots of papers on a table in the foreground and an armchair, a TV and a full bookshelf at the back of the room
︎︎︎ Home Library Service
STUDENT PROJECT
Red background with white text reading Future Libraries Bureau and a line drawing of a magnifying glass
︎︎︎ Future Libraries

STUDENT PROJECT
Woman bent down with hand touching soil in raised bed of plants
︎︎︎ Green Camden

COMING SOON
Man standing next to a market stall containing fruit and vegetables
︎︎︎ Chalton Street Market
COMING SOON








Chloe Griffith
Centre Manager
+44 (0) 20 7514 8537

Email : c.griffith@csm.arts.ac.uk

Chryssi Tzanetou
Development Manager
+44 (0) 20 7514 8716

Email : c.tzanetou@arts.ac.uk
Design Against Crime Research Centre,
Central Saint Martins,
1 Granary Square,
London,
N1C 4AA