The Design & the Deep Future Research Group is pleased to invite you to participate in an afternoon of exchange centred on our projects-in-progress and collective thinking around art, design, research and climate justice.

With: Katrin Korfmann, Hannes Bernard, Vibeke Mascini, Jasper Coppes, Louis Braddock Clarke and Alice Twemlow
Special guests: Jeff Diamanti, Dani Admiss

Friday 3 December 2021, 10.00-17.00 CET
Location: West Den Haag and online

There is space for 20 people to attend in person in West Den Haag, following the most recent COVID-19 measures. Unfortunately it is no longer possible to RSVP for this event, but you are welcome to join in via the live stream organised by West

Design & the Deep Future Research Group

Chaired by Alice Twemlow, research professor at KABK, the Group comprises five KABK tutors, whose research practices engage with geological time and climate crisis. We meet every few weeks in each other’s studios where we engage with the work, read texts, write, and think with each other through the doubts, dilemmas and complexities of our individual projects and the methodological or thematic composite that connects us.

For this event, we will be joined by some of our students and colleagues from KABK and by keynote speakers who we have invited to help frame and contextualise our work.

Research Group Members:

Katrin Korfmann, Tutor, Image, BA Graphic Design; Post-Photography, MA Non Linear Narrative
Images in Limbo: Compositing Photographic Debris in the ‘Climate Regime’

Jasper Coppes, Core Tutor, Theory and Writing, MA Artistic Research
Poison Lake: Metabolizing Toxic Granite Sediment Through Film

Hannes Bernard, Tutor, Interactive Media Design, BA Graphic Design
Anthropocenic Ruptures: Speculating on the Present through Displacement of Time in Media

Louis Braddock Clarke, Tutor, GeoMedia, HackLab, BA Graphic Design
Out of Focus: Listening to Arctic Landscapes through Geological Sonics and Long Conversations

Vibeke Mascini, Tutor, Sculpture Department, BA Fine Art
The Custodian: Telling Stories about Care to Counter the Ownership of Nature

Speakers and Respondents

Jeff Diamanti is Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. His book, Climate and Capital in the Age of Petroleum, (Bloomsbury, 2021), tracks the political and media ecology of fossil fuels across the extractive and logistical spaces that connect remote territories like Greenland to the economies of North America and Western Europe. His new research, on ecological reciprocity, details the return to natural philosophy in the marine and atmospheric sciences studying the interactive dynamics of the cryosphere and hydrosphere in the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean.

His work has appeared in journals including e-flux, Radical Philosophy, Postmodern Culture, Mediations, Krisis, and Reviews in Cultural Theory, as well as the books Fueling Culture (Fordham UP) and A Companion to Critical and Cultural Studies (Wiley-Blackwell ). With Amanda Boetzkes, he co-organizes ‘At the Moraine’, an ongoing research project on the political ecology of glacial retreat in the Arctic.

Danielle-Maria Admiss is an Iranian-English curator who has worked across the UK, EU and internationally in India and Hong Kong. Her research investigates how dominant and neoliberal narratives about science, technology and ecology exclude various social and material entanglements and lived experiences. She works with communities to expose these complex relations and open up space for new pathways towards more equitable and interdependent futures.

Danielle-Maria, who holds a PhD in Curatorial Practice and Worldbuilding, is currently a Stanley Picker Fellow between Stanley Picker Gallery and Kingston University, where she is working to create a collective, holistic and just socio-energy transition plan for the gallery. She is a curator of the 2021–22 edition of transmediale, ‘for refusal’, and of the online project ‘Toxicity’s Reach’, and teaches design theory and criticism at NCAD, Dublin.



3 december 2021 12.00 - 17:00


West Den Haag & online

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