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 at RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne

23 – 27 October 2019


Held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

19 - 22 September 2019


Held in Barcelona, Spain

21 - 24 November 2019

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations 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.

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