20.02.18 – 23.02.18, 10:00, How Do We Do It? - A platform for arts and design research practices

HOW DO WE DO IT? A platform for arts and design research practices is a framework for sharing practices involved in research processes.

This initiative, run by a group of artists working at KASK school of arts, aims to shed light on the general topic of arts and design research by focussing on a fundamental and pragmatic aspect that has been often neglected: How do we research through arts and design practices? How do we conceive and develop our work in order to inquire into our research topics? Do we modify our practices in order to do research? What kind of difficulties appear in our day-to-day work when we connect arts and design to research? How do arts and design practices relate to other kind of research practices for example, academic writing or scientific experimentation? How do we reflect on our own research practices?
HOW DO WE DO IT? opens up a space for collective hands-on reflection about these and related questions. We do not want to come to a definition of artistic research in general but rather find out what it can enable and open up for. It is our aim to meet a wide array of practices and to experience a broad range of formats in order to communicate about them beyond questions concerning particular research topics or fields of expertise. In so doing, we hope to inspire an engaged dialogue between researchers (MA-Students, PhD-candidates, PostDoc-researchers and Senior Researchers) and to contribute to the development of a strong research community at KASK.
The first gathering will begin in the evening of February 20, 2018 with a public lecture by Alex Arteaga followed by an open discussion with all the participants in order to frame the work to be done in the following days. From February 21 to 23 the participants who will present their practices will do so in the format they consider to be most appropriate to facilitate a reflective dialogue on the particularities of the practices at stake. Each presentation, including the dialogue with all the participants, will take place in a timeframe of 90 minutes.


  • 20/2 : introductory lecture by Alex Arteaga open to the general public and opening drink
  • 21/2 – 10:00-18:00 : presentations of researching practices Elly van Eeghem, Klaas f. Devos, Rares Craiut, Bauke Lievens
  • 22/2 – 10:00-18:00: presentations of researching practices David Denil, Jeroen Billiet, Tim Duerinck & Books presentation at 16:30
  • 23/2 – 10:00-18:00: presentations of researching practices Kristof Van Gestel, Jivan van der Ende and wrap-up and closing conclusions

Registration for a full-time attendance is still possible until 12 Feb by sending an email to

Presenting artists: Jeroen Billiet, Rares Craiut, David Denil, Klaas Devos, Tim Duerinck, Bauke Lievens, Jivan Van Der Ende, Elly Van Eeghem, Kristof Van Gestel, Kurt Bettels.

Artists currently running the platform: Alex Arteaga, Chokri Ben Chikha, Jeroen Billiet, Hilde D’haeyere, Martine Huvenne, Heike Langsdorf, Anna Luyten, Jasper Rigole, Kristof van Baarle, An Van Dienderen, Kristof Van Gestel, Dirk Van Gogh, Adva Zakai.