For the past few months the KABK Design Lectorate has been immersed in exploring the various facets of walking as a research method. This is part of a larger project aimed at surfacing research methods particular to art and design and revealing how they are used within the KABK learning community and beyond.

We made a video interview with the public space designers KCCM, an exhibition in the KABK and a launch event with IA&FD students, and most recently a publication which contains excerpts from, and reflections on, projects by KABK tutors and students in which walking played a pivotal role.

A pdf version of Walking as a Research Method can be found on issuu.

On Thursday, December 17, 18:00-20:00, we will gather on Zoom for an informal online launch for KABK Walking as a Research Method publication.

The launch can be joined via this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81679345396?pwd=YXhqMC9zUzNBZHZpM1VFZnBaMDFydz09

Meeting ID: 816 7934 5396
Passcode: 882008

Contributors will share some thoughts about walking and/or read an excerpt from their contributions. The designers Niels Schrader and Martijn de Heer will also make a short presentation about the design of the custom typeface and the book. And we will have a discussion about what walking can offer in art and design research and pedagogy.

If you’d like a copy of the publication, please let us know your address by writing to Martha Jager m.jager@kabk.nl