KABINETS - Touching: an Exhibition of Material Research Samples and Recipes


KABK Research Display Space

Wednesday, April 13, 17:00-20:00

Touching: A Research Method in Art and Design

Now the world is slowly opening up again, the KABK Lectorate Design is happy to invite you to the exhibition Touching: A Research Method in Art and Design!

This exhibition features the materials research of students, tutors and workshop instructors from the extended KABK community.

At its centre is the research-practice of architect Laura van Santen, who teaches in Bachelor Interior Architecture & Furniture Design. Laura believes in the importance of making the knowledge generated by material research — including failures, insights, samples, recipes and steps — accessible to others.

The exhibition features Laura’s selection of material experiments and samples made in the KABK workshops, and recipes so that you can make them yourselves. As such the exhibition in itself can be seen as a prototype and a recipe for what a KABK material and sample archive might become.

Exhibitors and material / process samples:

Cynthia Bruinsma, BA IA&FD: Hempcrete and Rammed Earth Crystallizing
Cara Domscheit
, BA IA&FD: Clay Slip Processing
Dolores Hilhorst
, 3D Lab: Plywood Kerf-Bending
Youbin Kang
, BA IA&FD: Tactile Information Printing
Moe Kim
, BA IMD: Electro-Luminescent Wire Weaving
Marcos Kueh Sheng Pang
, BA Textile & Fashion: Plastic Fabric-Fusing & Waste Embroidering
Erco Lai
, MA Industrial Design: Calcium Carbonate Geopolymerizing
Chiel Lubbers
, BA IA&FD: Biomaterial Cooking & Plaster Mouldmaking
Marlot Meyer,
BA IMD: Broken Electric Heater Hacking
Marcel van Nispen
, 3D Lab: 3D Print Filament Dyeing
Lucie Ponard
, MA Industrial Design: Ceramics Fly-Ash Glazing
Courteney Reitz
, BA IA&FD: 3D-Printed Magnet Embedding
Jan Sagasser
, BA IA&FD: Wood Self-Tensioning Joinery
Leonie Schneider
, Metal Workshop: Copper-Surface Hammering
Maria Tyakina
, BA IA&FD: Steel Colour-Tempering

KABINETS - Touching: an Exhibition of Material Research Samples and Recipes

Exhibition concept and design: Laura van Santen
Exhibition production: Marcos Kueh Sheng Pang and Luke Tarleton
Art direction and graphic design: Niels Schrader
Typeface design: Niels Schrader and Martijn de Heer
Video exhibition: Baha Görkem Yalim
Lectorate Design coordinator: Martha Jager


KABK Art and Design Research Practices

With this initiative, the Lectorate Design aims to identify and share a range of research methods practiced at KABK that use the tools, approaches and capacities of art and design to create and surface new knowledge.

Each featured research method is unpacked via a video interview with a practitioner-tutor on location at their studio; an exhibition in the KABINETS research display space; a lecture, conversation or demonstration of the method; a printed publication containing Q&As, essays and contributions by KABK students, tutors and researchers; and an online platform for information exchange.

The first edition of the project (2020-2021) explored walking as a research method in art and design. In this second edition we focus on how research is conducted through and with materials and matter.



13 april 2022 17.00 - 20:00


KABINETS: KABK Research Display Space

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