You are invited!
Wednesday 15 September, 17:00 - 19:00
Special focus: Research through Materials and Matter
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. Whether your research addresses ceramics, wood, bioplastics, bronze, ink, yarn, minerals, plants, or a new hybrid, please come along and make a short pitch about what you're doing!

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.

We're also happy to welcome Laura van Santen as our special guest. The architect and tutor in BA Interior Architecture & Furniture Design will talk about, and demonstrate, some of her work with bronze patination and ceramic glazes.

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.