THIS THURSDAY! (January 25 – 27, 2023) Making (in) the Unforeseen Research Festival⁠

Research Station

LocationWillem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven 61
  • Weronika Zielińska-Klein
  • Affiliated research project
  • Promiscuous Care Study Group



    From January 25 until and including 27 January 2023, Willem de Kooning Academy will host the Research Festival Making (in) the Unforeseen in Rotterdam.

    What do you see when you look ahead? The future may seem to have already arrived, but it is something that we make together, within the limitations of the present and the given. That takes time, care, and attention – and making space for the unforeseen.

    The research being done at WdKA is interdisciplinary and practice based. It foregrounds experiments in making and new materials, the use of creative and self-designed methods, and the connection to education and collaborative practices.


    Wednesday January 25, 2023 from 19:30 – 21:00 hrs. 
    Opening Night with Dr. Samaneh Moafi – Senior Researcher at Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London.
    Location: Het Nieuwe Instituut 

    Thursday January 26, 2023 from 9:30 – 18:00 hrs. 
    WdKA Conference Day – Research centre, students, lecturers and researchers present their work. Come join the conversation and be inspired.
    Location: Willem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven building 

    Friday January 27, 2023 from 9:00 – 16:00 hrs. 
    Graduation Kick-off Workshop Day (for 4th year students only) 
    Location: Willem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven building 

    Keep an eye on your e-mail. More information will follow shortly. You will be the first to know when registration opens, speakers are announced and tickets are released. 

    We look forward to welcoming you at Making (in) the Unforeseen.


    Dissemblage.Making Multiplicity, not Identities 06.12.2023

    Members of the Promiscuous Care Study Group and the Erasmus School of Philosophy in conversation with Gerald Raunig (Zurich University of the Arts). 

    12/06/2023 // 17:00

    Talk and Screening – with Dora Garcia -06-12-2023

    A screening and Q&A with filmmaker Dora Garcia in the Cinema viewing room. at 17:00 on 6 December.

    The Q&A is at 18:45.

    12/06/2023 // 17:00

    Book presentation: Lumbung, commons and Community Art – 25-11-2023

    This event celebrates the publication ‘Lumbung, Commons & Community Art: a conversation on behind the scenes of documenta fifteen’ with Florian Cramer and Simon Kentgens, and introduces HumDrumPress and its commons-based publishing model and project, to the world.

    11/25/2023 // 16:00

    Workshop: How to Counter-map Autonomy and Self-organization -Iconoclasistas & WdKA Autonomy – Lab 16-11-23

    On the 16th of November, Research Center WdKA’s Autonomy Lab and Roodkapje carry out a ‘counter-mapping’ workshop, under the guidance of the Argentinian researcher/designer/activist duo, Iconoclasistas. Iconoclasistas are participating via teleconferencing. Participation is free and open to anyone.

    11/16/2023 // 12:00