The Design Lectorate is starting work on a new edition in 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. After exploring how walking and touching are used as research methods, we now turn to listening.

Please submit your ideas or prepare a 1-image + 1-sound file pitch to present at Research Club on Wednesday 15 March, 17:00 at KABK.

As in previous editions we will be producing:

  • a video interview (art directed by Niels Schrader) and featuring Femke Dekker of IA&FD and aka Loma Doom 🖤
  • an exhibition (curated by Femke Dekker)
  • a publication with an online component
  • live events and radio broadcasts

Do you, or does someone you know, like to teach, practice or explore how listening can be used as a research method? If so, please let us know!

📢 The invitation is open to students, PhD candidates, tutors, professors, alumni, and anyone in the KABK-KC-Leiden University research community.

🎧 Whether your practice is in art, design, sonology, performance, theory, or a combination thereof…

🐚 Whether you engage with listening literally or figuratively, poetically or politically, directly or via technology, in real time or as a recording, individually or communally…

🐦 Whether the listening feeds into your research or is a means of interpreting data or sharing insights with others…

🔔 Whether you are interested in the spaces of listening, the modes and media of listening, the distinctions between sound, music, noise, voice and silence…

🦻🏽 Whether you work with radio, spoken word, podcasting, interviewing, sound composition, surveillance, field recording, sound walks…

📞 …we’d love to hear from you!

Submissions can be in any format you think appropriate for a publication or online repository, including but not limited to:

  • final results of a research project (images, sound files, videos, excerpts of text etc.)
  • notes and reflections on the research process
  • curricula, syllabi, project assignments
  • visual essays or sonic essays
  • excerpts from research journals
  • prompts and cues for sound walks and listening exercises
  • interviews/ Q&As

Many thanks!