ARC Event: Design and the Deep Future

You are warmly invited to join KABK tutors Niels Schrader, Katrin Korfmann and Rachel Bacon, and Design Lector Alice Twemlow for an evening program of short presentations and conversation at Club Korzo in The Hague.

The event is part of the Artistic Research Convergence series organised by the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) - Leiden University.

In acknowledgement of the connection between the slow-motion processes of the earth’s systems and the ephemeral products of our disposable design culture, the KABK Design Lectorate is centered around a research project titled “Design and the Deep Future.”

The project, led by Dr. Alice Twemlow, examines an array of historical, contemporary and speculative responses to design’s complicity with climate crisis, through topics such as: design and expanded timescales; radical matter; compositionism; future fossils; design and disposal; repair and adaptive re-use; digital detritus; nuclear waste; and space junk.

In this evening program, Alice Twemlow will present an overview of the project and introduce, and engage in conversation, a selection of KABK tutors, who have participated in her KABK Research Groups, and will present their own practice-based research relating to this theme.

Rachel Bacon (tutor BA Fine Arts): Undermining Value, the relationship between mining and drawing
Katrin Korfmann (tutor BA Graphic Design): Wastescapes, the exchanges between the waste stream and the photographic production process
Niels Schrader (co-head, BA Graphic Design BA and MA Non Linear Narrative): Acid Clouds, the encroachment of digital pollution into the physical environment

About ARC

ARC logo - art_research_convergence

ARC (art_research_convergence) is an outreach initiative of Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, and the University of the Arts The Hague (Royal Academy of Art and Royal Conservatoire), for the active communication of artistic research.

ARC hosts exhibitions, installations, lectures and performances every second Tuesday of the month at Korzo Theater in The Hague. The idea is to enable a space of communication and action where artist-researchers can show work in progress (or finished work in need of feedback) and discuss it with the audience.

ARC plays a connective role in the network of artistic and investigative practices. It strengthens the knowledge infrastructure in the dynamic field of practice-based research as well as brings it into the public eye. In doing so, it contributes to the knowledge economy in the region.
This project acts as a forum or laboratory, in which artist-researchers work together with other cultural players on new works, designs and performance practices.



Tue 10 March 2020 19.30 - 21:30


Club Korzo, Prinsestraat 42, The Hague

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