*NEW* Methods Lab SERIES

2021 marks the launch of our new MULTI-FORM (not-only-books) PUBLISHING SERIES that builds on and expands Goldsmiths’ Methods Lab’s commitment to pioneering critical and creative research practices in and beyond academia.

Rebecca Coleman, Kat Jungnickel & Nirmal Puwar
PUBLISHER: Goldsmiths Press


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Methods Lab new MULTI-DIMENSIONAL PUBLISHING PLATFORM fosters experimental open-ended approaches to studying and intervening in the social world.

  • ML is committed to critical and creative practice research and new forms of publishing in response to content


  • We recognise the need for new modes and models of doing and circulating experimental social research, which can encompass a mix of formats as appropriate to the aims of the research.


  • Through re-purposing and borrowing from inside and outside the academy, we aim to stretch the walls of disciplinary scholarship.


  • The new ML series promotes research, practice and publishing.


  • It is grounded in the idea that it is imperative for researchers to not only undertake high-quality work but also to challenge a reliance on standardised, text-based dissemination.


  • Valuing the dynamic relations between methods and publishing opens up the opportunity to experiment with ways of doing reliable and robust research, and connecting inventively with a diverse becoming of publics.


  • The series will include, although is not limited to, rapid and open formats, short interventions into a field (such as flash-fiction, booklets, graphic guides) documentation and reflection on research process and practice, and a revitalisation of the essay, as well as books with longer and more sustained arguments.


  • We are keen to find (print and digital) formats that are appropriate to the problems and tasks researchers pose and audiences we engage and work with.


  • We are committed to supporting and facilitating work from early career as well as established scholars.


We welcome project proposals:

  • with  openness, sense of risk and desire to learn from new forms of practice in and outside academia


  • willing to raid conventional tools and sites, remixing and remaking them to explore and experiment with responsive, moving and vital ways of understanding and shaping social worlds


Please get in contact with us to discuss ideas

See more about Goldsmiths Press here

Access the Methods Lab Series – proposal guidelines here