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Reversible Destiny

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We are very happy to announce this semester we will work around the theme ‘Reversible Destiny’.

The Reversible Destiny project of Japanese architect Arakawa and American philosopher Madeleine Gins started with questioning:  ‘ What if it turned out that to be mortal was not an essential condition of our species?   What if members of our species are not for ever slated to be mortal?’  Arakawa and Gins did not ask this questions to overcome mortality but  as ‘an open challenge to our species to reinvent itself and to desist from foreclosing on any possibility, even those our contemporaries judge to be impossible’. You can find some of the inspiring results here

Inspired by  their project we will work in small groups  on a spatial installation/performances related to a thematic, philosophical, topic of your choice that likewise challenges our species to reinvent itself and with thats proposes a REVERSIBLE DESTINY. What if we overcome mortality, gravity or even human consciousness?

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New Semester


Autumn 2015

Current semester we host a thematic studio T-ECHO-SOPHY?! in collaboration with WEtec, a wearable technology/e-textile research lab at KABK. Every wednesday you can join our lectures, workshops and discussions.



Summer 2015

As test for next year ALEPH organizes a workshop week for 7 visiting Canadian students and their 3 tutors. The week starts with an introduction to the KABK and an intensive workshop on the beach.  Based on the ALEPH glossary the students are asked to develop a personal work as result of the workshop. 



Spring 2015 

This semester is all about the new ALEPH conceptual toolbox. Join us to learn all about: Deterritorialisation,Territorialisation, Reterritorialisation, Asignifying, Affordance, Assemblage, Heuristic, Energetics, Exteriority of Relations.




Autumn 2014

“We must assume,” writes Walter Benjamin, “that in the remote past the processes considered imitable included those in the sky.” People danced a storm. Benjamin is quick to add that the similarity that made it possible for the human body to imitate cloud and rain is different from what we normally think of today as a resemblance. Continue reading “RESONANCE”


Spring 2014

This semester we host  a thematic studio on relational space. What is the influence of relational thinking on space? Photographers Elodie Hiryczuk and Sjoerd van Oevelen will join is this semester to discuss the relation between Deleuzian philosophy and the Japanese conception of space and place.


ALEPH first studio

Autumn 2013 

ALEPH has started! ALEPH is a cross-academic, multi-disciplinary initiative which aspires to connect scholars and students to their research and education in a radically different way. The lab currently resides at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and is organized by the Department of Interactive /Media /Design. In order to secure an interesting variety of theoretical influx to the lab, several partners have been found who are willing and able to contribute in a significant way during this semester. The initial partners are: dr. Andrej Radman, Delft University of Technology, dr. Troels Degn Johansson, Royal Academy of Arts Copenhagen, dr. Sjoerd van Tuinen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, dr. Rick Dolphijn, University of Utrecht, and several heads of departments of the Royal Academy of Arts The Hague.poster

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