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Centre for the Study of the Networked Image

Using trans-disciplinary approaches to connect to transformations taking place in performance, curation, policy and archives

The Centre for the Study of the Networked Image (CSNI) at London South Bank University (LSBU) develops research addressing the image within network culture by investigating new image economies, as well as their modes of simulation, storage, performance, circulation, access and distribution.

The Centre is part of the research activity of the School of Arts and Creative Industries.

Areas of interest

In collaboration with The Photographers' Gallery, the Centre is involved in the development of methods and approaches to curating the photographic image in screen culture. With Tate Modern, researchers are investigating the art museum's understanding and use of video and social networks, and the preservation of digital art. More specific research topics include the archiving of live art, audience typologies in arts marketing, the agency of algorithms and the coded behaviour of digital born artworks.

LSBU academic members


The Centre collaborates with The Photographers' Gallery. It is also affiliated with researchers at The Royal College of Art and the University of the Arts, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.


For further information on the Centre, please contact Annet Dekker.