Symposium on Practice Research in Social Design: Definitions, Contexts, Futures 19 May 2022

Pratap Rughani was one of the speakers on Day 1 of the Symposium, held in person at Chelsea College of the Arts, UAL and online.

Opening Panel: Setting the Scene 

This session sets the scene by situating practice research in design in a broader context. It shares perspectives from academic fields and professional practice that use practice research to advance knowledge and develop responses to social and sustainability issues. What are the achievements and what has been learned from using this approach? What are the barriers and enablers to carrying out high quality practice research? What outcomes can practice researchers work towards?

Introduction and welcoming remarks: Professor David Mba, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise, UAL.

Chair: Professor Lucy Kimbell, Social Design Institute, UAL


Professor Harriet Hawkins, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway

Indy Johar, Dark Matter Labs

Professor Pratap Rughani, London College of Communication, UAL