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Dark Wandering: Multispecies Encounters in the Future City

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic Lecture/ Debate/Seminar


The KABK Lectorate Design has already considered some of the many facets of walking as a research method in art and design.

Today we continue this exploration of walking as a research method in relation to darkness, both as (im)material condition and a symbolic space of unknowability and enchantment but also insecurity and exclusion.

Please join artist-researcher Nikos Doulos and KABK Lectorate Design for an evening of Dark Wandering with Dark Matters author Nick Dunn, performance artist Susanna Hast, and artist, diarist, researcher and KABK Master Artistic Research core tutor Benny Nemer (sonic contribution).

In a re-routing fashion, and introduced by a letter, Benny Nemer invites us to embark on a remote sonic walk by situating our relation to non human entities and by queering our wanderings on foot through the history of cruising. (Bring your headphones if available)

Nick Dunn is to share his perspective on the relational, enchanting and much evocative qualities of darkness by tapping into his current research on multispieces encounters in the nocturnal city.

Susanna Hast will walk us through her autoethnographical research on walking with Finnish soldiers, reflecting on a nocturnal occurance of falling in and out of body and beyond gender categorisations.

The Lectorate Design aims to nurture a robust design-focused research culture within the KABK and via the channels that connect KABK and Leiden University. Launched in September 2017, the Lectorate is centred on a research project titled Design and the Deep Future, which explores design in the context of expanded timescales.

External organisation (External collaborations)

NameRoyal Academy of Art, The Hague