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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

Plenary Speakers

The Fourteenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices will feature plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Anne Pasternak

Anne Pasternak

Shelby White and Leon Levy Director, Brooklyn Museum, New York, United States

​Adam Friedman

​Adam Friedman

Executive Director, Pratt Center for Community Development, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, United States

Christine Gaspar

Christine Gaspar

Executive Director, Center for Urban Pedagogy, New York, United States

Sucharitha Yelimeli

Sucharitha Yelimeli

Program Coordinator, Center for Urban Pedagogy, New York, United States

Lorenzo Imbesi

Lorenzo Imbesi

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

Design for a Post-Industrial Society

Conference 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

Anita Cooney

Anita Cooney

Dean of Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, United States

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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