Textiles and fashion can be regarded as a visual language reflecting the spirit of the time, coupled to materials, craft and tradition. Finding a personal balance between textiles and fashion is essential. An important guideline for the Textiles and Fashion programme at the KABK is the history of historical costumes and folklore. Developing a personal style, a way of working and a personal statement in all of the facets of the textile and fashion profession is thoroughly explored.
At the KABK, the courses in Textile design and Fashion design are represented in an associated program. However each specialization retains its separate and specific place within the program. The intention of both programs is to train students to become independent professional designers.
In order to become the new generation of contributors in the intriguing universe of Fashion and Textile design, students have to assume the highest possible level of quality in all different disciplines of their future profession. During the 4 years of the course students are coached and encouraged to develop their personal opinion, style and creative signature. The main focus of both programs is on innovative, accurate and relevant design.
The syllabus confronts students with the past, the present and the future including a diversity of points of view, interest and sensibility. From these perspectives, students engage through serious research and experiments in an extensive analysis of fashion and textiles.
The assignments start from free creative experiments, followed by an intensive study that results in an authentic interpretation, first on a historical costume or textile, later on an ethnical or folkloristic theme. In the final stage, a freely chosen theme about a particular argument of interest, style and expression is the starting point for their final graduation project. Intensive personal research, experiments, analysis, critical reflection and insight have to result in an authentic and alternative proposal of modern design and aesthetics.
After the first semester, the textile and fashion specializations separate into two different programs, each shaped by the unique characteristics of its professional specialization.
In the textile course a central place is dedicated to exploring the 3 main technical skills: weaving, knitting and printing. Beside those skills students are stimulated to reach out and experiment with plenty of other alternative techniques. Students of the textile department freely choose their specific point of interest among the different professional aspects of modern Textile design. A relevant modern interpretation and interaction of textile and space, an innovative 3-dimensional translation and a presentation of trend predictions are important issues in each project of the course.
In the first year, the fashion program starts with ultimate experimental studies, involving shape, material and technique. In the following years a major focus goes to the development of a professional, innovative and high quality collection. The designing lessons are supported by a complementary study on the technical aspects of the métier such as drapery, pattern study and tailoring but also on drawing, both model drawing, fashion sketches and technical drawings, to develop a unique and personal style in images, collection books, photography and portfolio.
Important theoretical knowledge, essential for the development of a relevant and personal creative interpretation, is provided trough courses as Textile and Costume history, Research and Discourse and Art Philosophy.
The study plan is the result of professional experience and knowledge. This has resulted not only in a broad network of national and international apprenticeships but also in having internationally known craftsmen and top experts participating in the program.
Head of Textile and Fashion: Jurgi Persoons email@example.com
Our alumni Dewi Bekker & Julie de Ruijter graduated in 2013 from the Textile & Fashion department. Last year they were part of the "MOAM voor HEMA" collective. On 26 september they presented their collection in Amsterdam.
The European Fashion Award FASH 2015 on the topic of “Freedom” is searching for fashion as an expression of attitude: social utopia, poetic symbol of protest, or escape from the everyday routine. application: www.sdbi.de
Sonny Roffel, student Textile and Fashion is awarded with the Masterly Young Talent Award 2013. He will show his work from 29 November till 1 December 2013 at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam during the ‘Meesterlijk’ event.
Saturday 18 October the 13th edition of the Dutch Design Week kicks off. During 9 days visitors can visit and experience more than 400 events around Eindhoven.
During the Dutch Design Week several KABK alumni & students are showing their work.
Van 14 maart tot 4 mei is elke vrijdag, zaterdag en zondag de tentoonstelling, waarin de evolutie van de strandbeesten van Theo Jansen wordt getoond. Wij zoeken vrijwilligers die ons willen ondersteunen bij de ontvangst van de bezoekers, het uitvoeren van hand -en spandiensten tijdens het evenement en/of administratieve werkzaamheden. Kom je ons graag helpen? Mail dan uiterlijk voor 7 maart!
Hoe bereiken we op een hedendaagse kunstacademie een optimale wisselwerking tussen praktijk- en theorieonderwijs? Deze vraag staat centraal tijdens de tweede Landelijke Dag van de Theorie op de Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in Den Haag, op vrijdag 21 november 2014.
Fine Arts graduate Adrian Mazzarolo has been nominated for the TENT ACADEMY AWARDS 2014. His film 'Did you like cutting chicken with scissors? will be shown during the award show in cinema Cinerema Rotterdam on July 12th starting 8 pm.
Are you a hunter or an observer?
Find out what you are in the Research lab ‘Artistic Research in Documentary photography’.
Elective program for an interdisciplinary group of 3rd and 4th year students
During the ELLE Festival 2014 students and alumni of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) will show highlights from the BACK STAGE ON STAGE presentation previously shown at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano 2014.
The Fund for Creative Industries and Cordaan invite designers to participate in a project that is aimed at improving the living environment of people with dementia. Six interdisciplinary teams will work in three care locations. Interested (interior) architects / designers can submit their motivation to participate until 29 June.
On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June, everyone is welcome at the Dutch World Heritage Sites. The annual World Weekend this year is entirely devoted to Travel. Special activities are organized at all locations.
BACK STAGE ON STAGE, the presentation of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, (KABK) was a great success attracting 35.000 visitors at the renowned design fair Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan.
This year's edition of the Salone was held from 8 to 13 April 2014. With BACK STAGE ON STAGE The Royal Academy of Art literally put the creative process in the limelight: the presentation consisted of a continuous programme of performances and happenings, whereby drafts and products were created, shared, shown and dismantled on stage!
The trans-disciplinary programme gave room to all artistic disciplines in design and fine art.
Please see attachment for more information on the presentation in Milan.
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2014. Time: 16.00-18.30
Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten / Royal Academy of Art
2514 AN Den Haag.
To RSVP, send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The cahiers on display are the end result of the 'Research Lab: Are you a hunter or an observer?', they show the outcome of the research in relation to the documentation of the student’s work and the work of others.
The Research Lab is part of the Honours Programme of the Lectorate Art Theory & Practice.
24 until 28 March 2014 Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Presentation and exhibition 28 March until 4 April 2014
Opening Friday 28 March 16:00 hrs.
On Thursday 27 March 15:00, Marcel van Eeden will give a lecture in the auditorium of The KABK.
Opening Friday 28 March 16:00 hrs.
Like every year, the Student’s Choice Jury (5 students of The Hague’s University of Applied Science) has nominated 3 films from the Movies that Matter film program for the Student’s Choice Award. Students can visit the festival and see these 3 films for free! (makesure you’ll bring your studentcard)
Eye is calling students, the public and film professionals to send in their homemade recut trailers. The best ones will be shown on the big screen in EYE, and featured during the Night of the Recut Trailer, on May 9
Are you a young filmmaker between 15 and 30 years old? And are you not yet graduated from an art academy? Then the organisation of the Young Art Short Film Award would like to receive your short film. Categories are: animation, docu, fiction and experimental.
For our new project we're looking for someone who could shoot 3 short video's (in 3 languages) for us and edit them. In the beginning and middle of March we would like to start working on it and at the end of March it needs to finished. We don't have professional equipment, but you could use our GoPro. If you have good equipment yourself, that would be great. The compensation is 800 euro (Incl. Vat). If you're interested and/or you want more details, please send an email to email@example.com.
The new competition :output award 2014 has started. Any work related to an area of Design or Architecture, usch as Graphic Design / Product Design / Typography / Photography / Illustration /Typeface Design / Multimedia, Moving Image, Interior Design and Archtitecture is eligible for submission. The winner will be awarded a scholarschip of 3000 Euro.
Ben jij een talentvolle vormgever / ontwerper / architect / productontwerper / modeontwerper / onderzoeker / stedenbouwkundige / game-ontwikkelaar / illustrator / beeldmaker? Ben je in de laatste vier jaar afgestudeerd en wil je je professioneel verder ontwikkelen? Dien dan je portfolio in en misschien wordt jij een van de nieuwe talenten met een beurs binnen de Deelregeling Talentontwikkeling van het Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.
Roosje Klap (Head of Graphic Design) & Claudia Linders (Head of Interior Architecture & Furniture Design) designed the third commemorative two euro coin within the context of 200 years Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Out of a selection of 11 design proposals, Linders’ and Klap’s proposal was chosen as the winning design. On 25 November 2013 the new eurocoin was presented to the public by the vice president of the 'Raad van State' Piet Hein Donner.
As every year the Morelato company will produce the prototype of the winning project which will become part of the permanent collection of the MAAM, Museum for applied Art in the Furniture Field of the Foundation.
For the 2014 edition there are two major awards:
• First Prize “The Aldo Morelato Foundation – Opera Project” of € 5,000.00 (for professionals);
• The Student Awatd of € 2,500.00 (for students).
Integrated2013 is an international platform where students and professionals from the field of art and design can meet and exchange knowledge. New technologies and strategies will be discussed and looked at from multiple viewpoints. Tickets for students/teachers are 75 euros.
The winner will receive the prize of 10,000 PLN (about 2300 euro). Works of the winner and eight finalists will be presented at the exhibition during Fotofestiwal in June 2014 and as a slide show during international festivals of photography.
What do you think about when you hear the word Portugal? The Dutch embassy in Portugal invites you to design a book cover for an upcoming publication about Dutch-Portugees relations.
Deadline for submission: 31 October.
Voor het tweede jaar in successie daagt het Cibap talent uit, om deel te nemen aan de Cibap Ontwerpprijs. Dit jaar gaat het om het maken van een ontwerp voor een woon- of modeaccessoire, dat geprint wordt met een 3D printer. In het ontwerp gaan functionaliteit en design samen.Dick van Hoff, ontwerper en docent aan de Design Academie Eindhoven verbindt zich dit jaar als voorzitter van de jury aan de ontwerpprijs van het Cibap. Zijn motief: “Creativiteit ligt ten grondslag aan nieuwe ontwikkelingen, ik draag hier graag aan bij.”
Nest invites all students of all departments to reflect or react to the importance of 'the ego' within the context of the exhibition 'Me, Myself and I'. Selected students will receive an intensive acquaintance with the world of contemporary art in October and November. Their work will be regarded and criticized by curators, writers and art professionals with the aim to reach the appropriate level for exhibition in a public art space.
Let's Talk is a series of evenings with guest lecturers from the creative sector. The series is organised by Creative Network and aims to inspire and bring together designers from various disciplines and the marketing/advertising community in Europe.
3 conservatoriumstudenten zoeken ‘kunstdocent’ (m/v) voor de KunstKazerne; een nieuw, uniek concept, waarbij basisschoolleerlingen na schooltijd gedurende 3 uur les krijgen in beeldende kunst en muziek, met ruimte voor
Experimental Art Jam Session
at Roodkapje Rotterdam
Vond. A is Roodkapje's experimental art jam session during which four individual artists create a collaborative interdisciplinary work. Their time-based disciplines such as video, sound, performance and installation art synthesize and form a new dimension. The audience plays an active and passive part in the process and thus produces and consumes this work simultaneously. This way the audience can experience both the process and the outcome.
November 14th and 15th 2013 the VERS Awards XL will take place! Are you a new, young filmmaker, and did you make a film which is not older than a year, and the screen time is not longer than 25 minutes? Sign up for the VERS Awards before oktober 14th, and maybe we will show your movie on the big screen, for an interested audience and critical judges.
Design a lamp for iFabrica in the theme bio-based, sustainable, reuse/recycle/upcycle, local and fitting within the context. The lamp will hang above a table used to cut textile in the crafts& textile workshop of iFabrica. Prizes are a year long memebership to iFabrica (value 1740 euros) and a basic course of your choice.
Je bent verantwoordelijk voor de gastvrije ontvangst van bezoekers tijdens openingsuren en geeft uitleg over de lopende tentoonstelling. Daarnaast nodigen we je van harte uit om mee te denken over Nest. Heb je interesse in hedendaagse kunst en leg je makkelijk contact? Stuur dan een korte motivatie met cv naar marijn[at]nestruimte.nl.
Temporary Museum of Random Art
Sep 15th, 1-6 PM, Eendrachtsplein Rotterdam
On September 15th, the Eendrachtplein in Rotterdam will be transformed into a temporary museum. Everybody can join. There is no curator or commission money. Just the possibility of an enormous audience.
The Tiele foundation awards a prize to the best thesis on the subject of book studies in the broadest sense. Everyone who finished a thesis at a Dutch University or HBO education in the academic year 2012/2013 is allowed to participate. Already published theses are excluded from entry. Launguage of the thesis should be Dutch or English
This autumn, Study in Holland and NL Agency are holding a Creativity contest for international students in all fields of study. This is a chance for you to win great prizes!
Why this contest?
Study in Holland promotes studying in, that's right, Holland, by showing that Holland is different from other countries because it is truly pioneering, creative and connected. And the best way to prove this is by asking you, the international student, to show how Holland has helped you to be a pioneer, be creative and get connected. Show us the most creative project that you are working on or have finished at your Dutch institution.
Hop on your bike to join Lorenz on a compostour to visit some local gardens that use composting in different ways. Meet other local gardeners and learn more about the possibilities for your organic waste. The fieldtrip ends at the Nutstuin again where Lorenz elaborates on his work and reveals his new designed compostbin for collective use.
Got a green thumb? Join Lorenz Olivier Schmid on Compostourism!
Nutstuin 13:00 – 17:00 + drinks
Send an email
This fall, Japanmuseum SieboldHuis and Gallery Diana Lepelaar inniate the art project “Samurai Warrior”. 60 artists will be chosen by an expert jury to exhibit their work in the museum from 7 December 2013 till 9 March 2014. The pieces will be offered for sale and 100 % of the profits will go to the artists. Also the winning artist will receive a cash prize and a solo exhibition in Galery Diana Lepelaar.
Etsy wants to help you start your own shop. Visit www.etsy.com/promotions, enter the code ‘Fin’ and pay no listing fees for your first 20 items. The offer is valid for one use per new seller and will be available until September 30th. It’s a simple way to get started on Etsy and sell your handmade items to customers all over the world.
TODAYSART FESTIVAL SEEKS:
FANTASTIC PEOPLE / VOLUNTEERS
As we are slowly but surely approaching the ninth edition of the TodaysArt Festival, we would like to ask for your help again!
The ninth edition of TodaysArt will transform the former ministries of Internal Affairs and Justice. These iconic towers - 124.000 M2 of currently vacant space - are located in the geographical and political city centre of The Hague right next to the Spuiplein, the traditional heart of the festival. In addition, the festival will take place in the City Hall’s Atrium and the public space in between these buildings.
On Tuesday 18 June 2013, from 11.45 till 13.00 hrs, the Centre for Innovation in The Hague will organise their first Inspiration Lab session. Head of the AR Lab, Yolande Kolstee, and professor at Leiden University, Robert Zwijnenberg will present their views on art and technology during this event. The importance of art and technology in education and future research are up for discussion.
Place of venue:
Leiden University Campus The Hague
2511 VA The Hague
Entries for THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED, the 20th edition Chamont Student competition, are now open. The competition is aimed at design students enrolled in public or private art schools, universities, technical and vocational schools for the current year 2012-2013.
Simon Levelt invites you to design a new saucer for coffee cup ‘ONE’. The 3 winning designs will be produced (in limited edition) and sold in the stores of Simon Levelt. An expert jury will decide the best (future) professional and amateur design. Also they will nominate the ‘runner-up’ for the third award: the public prize.
Send your self-portrait to Boijmans TV-tour guide Bregje for a change to win 1000 euro plus participation in the exhibition: ‘There is accounting for Tastes’ (Over smaak valt te twisten), opening on February 24th, 2013 in Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.
Can the roots of our current economic and financial crisis be made tangible through photography? The Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2013 aims to peer into what has caused our current state of affairs, particularly into the so-called '1%' and its financial and political power at the expense of the '99%'. For this challenging theme, Noorderlicht calls upon the photographic community to help to build an inspired, profound and heartfelt exhibition.
Start of M2LIVE, the event for young and creative talent in the Bonnefantenmuseum. All student filmmakers from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany are invited to send in their movie for the M2LIVE Film Award 2013.