The 1972 Olympic Games offered the host country, West Germany, an unrivalled opportunity to portray itself to the world as a modern, democratic and culturally aware nation. This carefully constructed image was marred two weeks into the games when eight members of the Black September Organisation infiltrated the Olympic Village and took the Israeli team hostage. The exhibition Munich 1972. The Design of a Democratic Body tells this controversial story through the lens of design, by contrasting the narratives and aesthetic strategies of the organisers with the tactics deployed for their disruption.
Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut is a weekly programme of lectures, screenings and discussions on architecture, design and digital culture. Pressing questions, innovative research projects, latest developments and critical insights discussed by thinkers, designers and makers from the Netherlands and abroad.