Publication launch 'Touching: A Research Method in Art and Design'

The Lectorate Design at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague is thrilled to invite you to the festive launch of Touching: A Research Method in Art and Design! Join us in the KABK courtyard to pick up a copy of the publication, raise a glass to the contributors, and participate in discussion about the role of touch, matter and material in research.

When we want to check the facts, to verify our ‘epistemic grip on reality’, as the philosopher Ophelia Deroy puts it, the sense for which we reach is touch. And while touch can certainly be used to elicit and ‘grip’ knowledge, it can also be used in a more tentative and probing modality — to feel our way toward truths that are both within and yet always beyond the grasp.


With an introduction by:
Ranti Tjan, Director, KABK
Alice Twemlow, Design Lector, KABK

And presentations by:
Petra Blaisse, designer and founder, Inside Outside
Laura van Santen, architect and tutor, BA Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, KABK
Cynthia Hathaway, designer, researcher and tutor, MA Industrial Design, KABK
Erco Lai, designer and alumnus, MA Industrial Design, KABK
Ada Popowicz, designer and alumna BA Graphic Design, KABK



2 september 2022 17.00 - 19:00


KABK Courtyard, Prinsessegracht 4