Practice Based Research – Practice Research Symposium

The PRS lies at the heart of a longstanding HDR program that examines what designers actually do when they design, and seeks to develop new and innovative approaches to creative practice.

The School of Architecture and Urban Design stages six public PRS events every year in Australia, Asia and Europe. It is a gathering of research candidates, supervisors, and esteemed guests where the prime purpose is to be the tangible focus of a learning community – a home, so to speak – set up to facilitate collective learning. 

To view an image and video archive of the PRS, please visit the Practice Research Portal.

For more information on the Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) program, please visit the HDR How to Apply page.

Upcoming Dates


Held online 

3 - 5 June 2020

21 - 25 October 2020


Held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

26 – 29 March 2020

17 – 20 September 2020 (location TBA)


Held online

4 - 5 May 2020

26 – 29 November 2020

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer