If you consider your hands and your fingertips as research tools and your materials as collaborators…

Whether you work with clay, pigment, synthetic spider silk, sunflower-stalk fibres, wood shavings, or combinations thereof…

...the KABK Design Lectorate would love to hear from you!

We are starting work on a new iteration of the KABK Art & Design Research Practices series. With this initiative, we identify and share research methods practiced at KABK that use the tools, approaches, and capacities of art and design to create and surface new knowledge. First we looked at Walking and now we are looking at Touching as a research method.

We would like to include examples of your work in a publication and online. We are particularly interested to find out what sorts of questions you ask of the materials you work with and how touch enables you to approach them and to understand their answers.

Submissions could be in any form you think appropriate, including, but not limited to:

  • representations of, and reflections, on of final results
  • recipes and steps
  • failures and mistakes
  • process documentation
  • teaching assignments or syllabi
  • visual or written essays
  • excerpts from research journals
  • interviews/Q&As

Open to students, tutors, alums, and anyone in the KABK community.

There are two ways to submit:

1. Email us by October 20 a one-page PDF with a short description of your research focus and some images.

Thanks in advance!