BAU Research

BAU Research has been created from the conviction that research is an inventive practice which can be developed with creativity and rigour. For this reason, we aim to accompany and encourage the curiosity of those of us who believe that art and design can contribute to the creation of a better world.

Art and design are environments in which images, artefacts, discourses, sensibilities and worlds are imagined and created. Research is the tool that allows us to understand them and, therefore, to care for them.

We understand the research as a space in which dialogues between heterogeneous matters, ideas and lives can be fostered. For this purpose, we encourage creative and experimental practices capable of exploring materials, languages, concepts, bodies, technologies and forms of life, through research projects, doctoral theses, books, essays or technological prototypes.

We are committed to research that is understood as a transformative practice. We believe that social transformation emerges from the desire to confront forms of injustice, privilege and inequality. Radical imagination is the first step to enter into what is yet to be known, into the worlds that are yet to be built.

The world is not waiting to be researched, we create the world each time we collectively ask ourselves what kind of world we want to live in. We share practices and ideas seeking to produce new meanings, new imaginaries, fairer markets and more sustainable lives.

…social transformation emerges from the desire to confront forms of injustice, privilege and inequality.

Networks, Partnerships and Certifications

BAU is recognised by the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) which constitutes a general quality framework for European and international collaborative activities that any higher education institution can carry out within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme.

BAU is a member of Cumulus, an international association created to promote research in art and design. Made up of universities, research centres and art and design training centres, it currently has 340 member organisations from 61 countries.



BAU Research carries out its research work thanks to a large number of public and private collaborations. If you are a company, association or research center and you are interested in proposing or designing a joint research project, do not hesitate to contact us.