Des is continualy involved in academic research projects, in the areas of Art and Art Philosophy. His current research interests include: Geometry, Topology and the Philosophy of Space.
Des had given a number of notabe lectures and workshops on the topics of Art Education and Art Philosophy.
|'Research in art education’, IMMA, September||2014|
|‘Research in art practice’, IMMA education summer school, July||2013|
|‘About’ the origin of art’, lecture as part of ‘Lessons From the Art School’ series, IMMA, June||2013|
|‘Heidegger, place and ‘thing’’, lecture as part of the ‘Spaces Of Art and Architecture’ seminar, in collaboration with UCD school of Architecture, April||2012|