Paul teaches two different design related studios and supervises MSc thesis students. His research is focussed on the sublime aesthetics of productive landscapes (since 2008) and the future of design education by means of 'research through designing'. In between 2015-2019 he is appointed as the independent advisor on spatial matters for the provincie of Utrecht https://www.provincie-utrecht.nl/politiek-bestuur/extern-advies/adviseur-ruimtelijke). He collaborates with students and international colleagues in a design atelier (since 2011 www.landscapemachines.com). A monthly blog ideas on landscape and design serves as his open atelier: www.paulroncken.com.