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Wednesday 24 November, 17:00 - 19:00
Special focus: Research through Materials and Matter
Guest: Marie Ilse Bourlanges
Canteen, KABK

In this month's meeting, we are focusing on research conducted through and with matter and materials—through and with your sense of touch.

We are happy to welcome Marie Ilse Bourlanges as our special guest who will introduce us to her work for the Linen Project. Organized by Practice Held in Common and Crafts Council Nederland The Linen Project is a multidisciplinary research project which seeks to reactivate the economic and human value of local flax and linen production. Marie Ilse will speak about how her role as a Linen Steward has introduced her to flax and linen and how research methods developed within the project inform her practice at large.

As with previous club meetings we are excited to hear about the role of matter and matterial within your research as well! Whether your research addresses ceramics, wood, bioplastics, bronze, ink, yarn, minerals, plants, or a new hybrid, please come along and let us know what you're doing! If you would like to make a small presentation yourself, or take us to see your work in one of the workshops, please be in touch!

You'll meet fellow researchers, share best practices, and engage in discussion about the particular resonances of the process, labour and outputs of researching through your sense of touch.

The KABK Research Club is an informal forum for tutors, heads, (research) staff, workshop supervisors and PhD candidates from the KABK and Leiden University involved in research about, or through design-related disciplines. Research can take the form of scholarly investigation into design as subject matter, or it can be practice-led, using design as the method and means of enquiry.

Club meetings are organized several times a year and convened by the Design Lector, Dr Alice Twemlow. During these meetings, participants are invited to share their research in progress and engage in discussion about shared points of interest in research such as methods, approaches and references as well as in practical matters such as funding, organisation, publishing and dissemination of research. The aim is to identify and nurture emergent and developing research projects, share findings and best practices and create a network of potential collaborators and mentors.