APDIG Realising Art and Design Research in Policy Making Decisions (Event)

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The purpose of this roundtable is to bring together experts and examples from case studies together to discuss Art and Design Research and Arts Research methodologies and how they can be integrated beyond the Art and Design sector itself to help tackle the biggest challenges faced by the UK. This can include, but is not limited to, health, climate, technology and digital transformation, social issues, EDI, and more. We have already been seeing emerging research across all these areas, especially at Design for Planet by the Design Council, just a month ago. What now is critical is for policymakers to acknowledge and utilise this research.

There is a wealth of good practice and case studies present that are not yet fully recognised by and realised in policy, and this session will aim to bring some of these cases to light. The speakers will provide rich and broad examples of where their work is contributing to the Grand challenges. Following on from the second roundtable, where we discussed examples of art and design research having an impact in policy making, this session considers how change can be affected from both a bottom up and top-down approach.
Period9 Dec 2021
Event titleAPDIG Realising Art and Design Research in Policy Making Decisions: Art and Design Research: Applied to the UK's Grand Challenges
Event typeWorkshop
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • policy making
  • Art and Design Research