Conference Themes and Special Focus

The Fourteenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices features research addressing the following annual themes:

  • Theme 1: Design Education
  • Theme 2: Design in Society
  • Theme 3: Designed Objects
  • Theme 4: Visual Design
  • Theme 5: Design Management and Professional Practice
  • Theme 6: Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design
  • 2020 Special Focus - Advocacy in Design: Engagement, Commitment, and Action

Conference Co-Chairs

Loredana Di Lucchio

Loredana Di Lucchio

Architect; Researcher; Professor, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Lorenzo Imbesi

Lorenzo Imbesi

Architect; Professor, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Santiago Piedrafita

Santiago Piedrafita

Department Head, Graduate Communications / Packaging Design Department, School of Design, Pratt Institute, New York

2020 Advisory Committee

  • Constantin Boym, Industrial Design, Pratt Insitute, Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • David Foley, Interior Design, Pratt Insitute, Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Jennifer Minniti, Fashion Design, Pratt Insitute, Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Santiago Piedrafita, Graduate Communications Design, Pratt Insitute, Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Jessica Wexler, Undergraduate Communications Design, Pratt Insitute, Brooklyn, New York, United States

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