The Lectorate Design, headed by Dr. Alice Twemlow, aims to nurture a robust design-centred research culture within the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) and via the channels that connect KABK and Leiden University.

Dr. Alice Twemlow was appointed lector Design at the KABK in September 2017. The working title for the lectorate is ‘’Design and the Deep Future’’, to allow for investigation of such topics as: geological time and design; waste and trash; dematerialization of design; circular economy; repair; non-humans and design; digital detritus; design criticism; speculative and critical design and so on.

Engagement with these and other issues will be further augmented through research projects, exhibitions, symposia as well as print and online publications.