Art direction and graphic design for 'pit' an art project in the public space of Borgloon-Heers by Z33 that ran in 2012-2013.

Photo by Kristof Vrancken

Photo by Kristof Vrancken

Artwork icons by Studio Joost Grootens


Niek Kosten is a design researcher, teacher and independent graphic designer from Belgium.

He is part of the research group Social Spaces (LUCA School of Arts) where he is currently working on his PhD. At LUCA School of Arts – Campus C-mine in Genk, Kosten teaches in the fields of critical design, public space and graphic design at the Interaction Design & Game Design program. He is also co-founder of KOPIJ, a graphic workspace in Hasselt and creates self-initiated and commissioned works that critically explore societal issues as an independent designer.