Art and design practices have a long history of research through close visual studies, prototyping, employing iterative design processes, experimenting with materials, and conversing with other historical, social and disciplinary frameworks. The Willem de Kooning Academy operates from the perspective that art and design research produces new forms of knowledge and practices, and is a catalyst for innovation and social transformation. Research is central to the Academy’s activities and is constituted from a mix of critical and speculative thinking, theoretical inquiry, and experimentation through making. Outcomes and forms of dissemination arising from art and design research vary widely from publishing to exhibitions, artefacts, designs, symposia and presentations.

Research

The Art School Reinvented

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Research

Hybrid Publishing

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Research

RASL (Rotterdam Arts & Sciences Lab)

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