Welcome to Arts, Design & Architecture.
We’re a community of students, academics and professionals from across the world and from all backgrounds and cultures. Our connection is our creative and inquisitive minds and a commitment to working together to tackle society’s most pressing problems relating to people, place and cultures.
The most effective solutions to the big challenges facing the world will come from diverse teams who think about problems from all possible angles. This is why we work inclusively and collaboratively within the faculty, across UNSW and with our local and international partners.
The research we do and the education we offer impacts local and global debate and practice on the most urgent human problems. Whether it’s responding to the planet’s climate emergency, addressing mental ill-health, anxiety and trauma, or responding quickly and effectively to pandemics, we’re ready for the challenge.
We’d love you to join us.
Professor Claire Annesley
Dean, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture
Our faculty has six schools and six research centres and institutes including three prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureates.
Our academics are educating the next generation of problem-solvers who are curious, full of creative confidence, and equipped with the knowledge and skills to seize every opportunity and navigate any challenge that comes their way.
We bring together the diverse perspectives of students, staff and external partners to solve the big issues of the day.
Arts, Design & Architecture is committed to creating a faculty where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff feel culturally safe and supported to pursue their dreams and goals.
The ADA2051 Foundational Strategy outlines how we’ll deliver our mission to realise our vision. In this strategic framework, we set out the way we’ll use our knowledge and skills to create a sustainable, connected, healthy and socially just world.
UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture brings you ADAnow – a month-long program showcasing the faculty and our commitment to shaping the future. Featuring a range of thinkers and creators, the diverse program includes art exhibitions, podcasts, music performances, lectures, panel conversations and a collaboration with VIVID Sydney.
Our internationally recognised academics are leaders in their fields. We’re ready to educate, and learn from and work in partnership with you, the next generation of problem solvers.
Our supportive and inclusive community comes together to share interests, places and cultures in spaces that inspire your creativity and making.
We’re committed to fostering a safe, supportive and equitable environment for all students, staff and the community, regardless of gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity.
Established in 2021, the Arts, Design & Architecture Innovation Hub brings together our unique mix of expert knowledge from across six schools, six research centres, multiple labs, studios and galleries. Our students, staff and partners listen and share knowledge to solve problems, respond to opportunities and facilitate positive change.
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