An incubator for experimental design, The UC San Diego Design Theory and Research Platform aims to link projects and programs from across campus and across the world. This new program establishes a core design discourse, bringing a global design-theoretical conversation to UCSD that will serve multiple intellectual and research interests and provide a hub for design research across disciplinary encounters, from critical and speculative art to biotechnology, from interaction design to global urbanism. The Platform is directed by faculty member Benjamin H. Bratton.