Fault Lines: KABK Research Forum 2022

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

Chaired by Alice Twemlow, research professor at KABK, the Group comprises five KABK tutors, whose research practices engage with the central theme of the Design Lectorate — making, teaching and researching in the context of climate catastrophe, planetary degradation and the loss of biodiversity. We meet every few weeks in each other’s studios and sites of research, 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, in the KABK auditorium, we will be joined by some of our students and colleagues from KABK. We are thrilled to share that we will also be joined by three keynote speakers who we have invited to help frame and contextualise our work: Aditi Jaganathan, Fiona Hallinan and Rolando Vázquez.

We look forward welcoming you all on Friday December 9!

Please confirm your attendance by sending an RSVP to coordinator Martha Jager at m.jager@kabk.nl

Programme Schedule

Ranti Tjan,
Director KABK
Opening Fault Lines

Dr. Alice Twemlow, Design Lector KABK
Introduction to KABK Design & The Deep Future Research Group
11:00 Alexander Cromer
Just the Two of Us: Vocal Experiments from within the Unverifiable
11:15 Louis Braddock Clarke
Active Listening to Drifting Geographies

11:30 Luna van Schadewijk, BA Graphic Design
Revisiting Jamaica’s Train Tracks

Myles Merckel, BA Art Science
Sonic Conservation

11:50 Guest speaker: Rolando Vázquez
12:15 Panel Q&A: Relationality and Listening

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Victoria Meniakina
Unmapping the Hortus: Archaeologies of the Plantationocene
13:45 Carl-Johan Högberg
Seeding Pigment Research at KABK: Towards a Communal Garden of Colors
14:00 Jonathan Looman, tutor
Learning with the Garden

Giulietta Pastorino Verastegui, alum, BA Fine Art
Living With Indigenous Pigments

14:20 Guest speaker: Fiona Hallinan
14:45 Panel Q&A: Oral Histories, Stories, Gardens


Rana Ghavami
The Social and Emotional Life of Field Research
15:30 Benjamin Earl
Coding Sense of Place in Digital Space
15:45 Kushu, MA Industrial Design
The Mechanics of Colonial Erasure

15:55 Lulu van Dijk, BA Graphic Design
Bodies, Spaces, Infrastructures and Networks

16:05 Guest speaker: Aditi Jaganathan
16:30 Panel Q&A: Radical Pedagogies
16:45 Break

17:00 Roundtable working session with all guest speakers, students and research group members and whoever else wants to join in!

18:30 Reception



9 december 2022 10.00 - 18:30


KABK Auditorium, Prinsessegracht 4