Multiple funded projects have informed the research approaches documented through this Portal, involving an extensive network of institutional partners across Australia, Asia and Europe.
ARC Discovery Project (2011-2014)
This project identified and analysed spatial intelligence as deployed by Architects, Landscape Architects and Urban Designer practitioners. It explored improvements and invention of new design policies and design procurement procedures which are informed by deeper understandings of Spatial Intelligence.
ADAPT-r ITN – Architecture, Design and Art Practice Training-research.
European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (2013 – 2016)
This project aimed to develop a robust and sustainable European practice research training network across a range of design and arts disciplines. ADAPT-r ITN trained new researchers, increased supervisory capacity, created partnerships with SMEs in research projects, provided substantial opportunity for real-world testing of the research and real-world training, and introduced practice research methodologies to a new generation of practitioners.
DAP_r (Design and Architecture Practice Research) is an inter-institutional research project examining doctoral training in design and architecture.
Office of Learning and Teaching Project (2016 – 17)
A collaboration of 14 Australian universities led by RMIT, this Commonwealth-funded project brings together partners from across design disciplines with the aim of mobilising the adoption of a practice-based approach to doctoral training.
Queensland University of Technology
Charles Sturt University
The University of Adelaide
The University of New South Wales
University of Newcastle
The University of Western Australia
University of Canberra
University of South Australia
University of Tasmania
University of Technology Sydney
Catholic University Leuven, Brussels and Ghent
University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
The University of Westminster. London
Estonian Academy of the Arts, Tallinn
Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus
RMIT Europe, Barcelona
Polytechnic University of Milan, Milan
Queen’s University, Belfast
Bau Design College of Barcelona