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The State of Eindhoven


06 Jan 2015 — 31 Dec 2017

The multiyear cultural programme De Staat van Eindhoven (The State of Eindhoven) looks at the changing relationship between government and citizens and, specifically, Eindhoven’s twofold ambition of being a smart city in a participatory society.


The New Garden


10 May 2015 — 31 Dec 2017

Construction of The New Garden started in the spring of 2015 on the outdoor area around Het Nieuwe Instituut. Artist/designer Frank Bruggeman and ecological gardener Hans Engelbrecht have developed a plan to turn the strip of grass along Jongkindstraat into a place of encounter set amidst vegetation. At the same time, reeds and water-purifying plants breathe life into the pond in front of the building. In addition, The New Garden will connect with the Arcade, the covered space along Rochussenstraat, thus also enlivening this desolate side of the building.


51 Sprints


12 Jun 2016 — 01 Aug 2017

This web magazine contains background information about the interactive web documentary 51 Sprints, which puts the Olympic athlete centre stage.


The New Haberdashery


23 Jun 2016 — 25 Jun 2017

The New Haberdashery was established as part of the Temporary Fashion museum. It is a studio in which visitors can try their hand at making clothes and other textile products.


Opera-House by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Sonneveld House intervention

13 Nov 2016 — 05 Mar 2017

The French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster created a work especially for Sonneveld House. Opera-House is a domestic opera based on the Sonneveld family’s arrival in their new home. Using a series of soundtracks and objects, Gonzalez-Foerster transforms the static environment of the museum house into a theatrical space for active exploration.


State of Strong Design

Pop-in Expo

10 Jan — 05 Feb 2017

The past 25 years of architecture and urban planning policy have yielded a bountiful and colourful harvest. Compiled by the Office of the Government Architect, the exhibition brings together numerous projects that came about through the incentive policies and the patronage of the State. Moreover, the exhibition devotes ample attention to young talent, internationalisation, and developments in architectural education. 



Pop-in Expo

18 Jan — 30 Jan 2017

Artist Diana Scherer is selected by the jury of the 2016 New Material Award as the New Material Fellow. For the next months Het Nieuwe Instituut will support Scherer as she develops her research project further. Scherer was awarded the fellowship for her Interwoven project, in which she manipulates plant root systems to create a textile-like material.


O Visitante (The Visitor)

Short Movie

Thu 19 Jan 2017, 19:00 — 19:30

In 1983, the Dutch architect Jan For Berg, partner of Rem Koolhaas, travelled to Rio de Janeiro. He was murdered when visiting the social housing complex Pedregulho (designed by Affonso Eduardo Reidy). In 2016, Pedro Varella and Sjoerd ter Borg visited the place and decided to make a film that gives voice to the only witness of the event: Pedregulho itself. Part of the Thursday Night Live! programme.

Film, Conversation, Talk show


Ministry of Spatial Affairs

Thu 19 Jan 2017, 19:30 — 21:00

In 2010 the Netherlands brought an end to fifty years of centralised spatial planning. Since then, spatial planning has followed the credo ‘decentralise where possible, centralise where necessary’. What are the results of this policy after six years and what new relationships has it created? Who dictates the Netherlands’ spatial planning today and what drives them?



Sleep Mode

The Art of the Screensaver


27 Jan — 25 Jun 2017

Rafaël Rozendaal questions the anonymity and ephemerality of the screensaver and is fascinated by its subversive, playful and diffuse character. He creates an immersive space for the visitor that captures the extraordinary visual language of this virtually lost medium.


The Transylvania Archive


27 Jan — 25 Jun 2017

How do truth and myth relate to archives? From 28 January until 25 June 2017 Het Nieuwe Instituut presents the project The Transylvania Archive by artist duo Marta Volkova and Slava Shevelenko. The project ingeniously weaves together themes such as the relevance of the archive, how artists relate to power, and fear of strangers.


Designing the Surface


27 Jan — 25 Jun 2017

Designing the Surface, an exhibition where the final topcoat targets the senses, investigates a compendium of artefacts over five sets: lustre, patina, faux, teflon and agency.

Research, Exhibition

Architecture of Appropriation

Research, Exhibition

29 Jan — 25 Jun 2017

Myriad forms of appropriation, such as squatting, play an essential role in the development of the city and public space. Architecture of Appropriation examines ideas such as vacancy, property, alternative living arrangements and housing policy.


The Object as Actor


Wed 25 Jan 2017, 10:00 — 18:00

This symposium invites a stellar and diverse crew of artists and writers to speak for, perform around, and converse about objects, in order to build a more nuanced, intricate, and collective reading.


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Festive opening 26 January 2017

Thu 26 Jan 2017, 17:00 — 20:00

On the 26th of January Het Nieuwe Instituut will open the new exhibition programme in the Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture, including the exhibitions  Designing the SurfaceSleep Mode. The Art of the Screensaver and Architecture of Appropriation.

Lecture, Talk show



Thu 26 Jan 2017, 20:00 — 22:00

In the New Year – can I return it to the shop? I still have the receipt! - a soirée devoted to decadence. An over-the-top evening about extravagance, exclusivity, abundance and excess. Speakers include Damian O’Sullivan (designer for Hermès).

Talk show

Squatting the Archive!

Archive Explorations

Thu 02 Feb 2017, 19:30 — 21:00

This evening the State Archive for Architecture and Urban Planning is being squatted in order to explore traces of the Netherlands’ history of squatting and its significance for contemporary architecture. With contributions from curator Hetty Berens, architect Ton Venhoeven, researcher and artist Reinier Kranendonk and researcher and activist René Boer.


Base of the Future

Breakout Sessions during Future Force Conference 2016

08 Feb — 10 Feb 2017

Het Nieuwe Instituut participates in the Future Force Conference, which takes place in the Hague from 9-10 February 2017. The Future Force Conference is a highly innovative international networking conference addressing the theme: From partnerships to ecosystems: combining our efforts for a more secure world. Het Nieuwe Instituut contributes to the conference with two breakout sessions under the title Base of the Future and with speakers such as Malkit Shoshan, Jan Willem Petersen, Ekim Tan and Marina Otero Verzier.


Sean Anderson on Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter


Thu 09 Feb 2017, 19:30 — 21:00

For over 60 million people in the world today, shelter must be sought through constant movement or escape. This fact motivated Sean Anderson, a curator at MoMA, to organize the exhibition Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter to explore the ways in which contemporary architecture and design have addressed notions of shelter in the light of global refugee emergencies.


Towards a New Stupidity - American Silent Comedy and the Soviet Avant-Garde

Reading Room

Thu 16 Feb 2017, 19:30 — 21:00

This edition of Reading Room will attempt to explain the strange and under-investigated connections between comedy, industry and communism through the silent movie and its more ambiguous successor, the musical. Owen Hatherley in conversation with Noam Toran.



Yes, You Do Have Something to Hide

Data and privacy

Thu 23 Feb 2017, 19:30 — 21:30

How do digital technologies and the involvement of Eindhoven citizens relate to each other? In this Meet Up: how can people guard their privacy? And what can municipalities and other institutions do to help? 


Conversation, Lecture

Bot culture

Bot Club (humans welcome)

Thu 02 Mar 2017, 19:30 — 21:00

The Bot Club takes an amazed, but critical look at a world in which bots, algorithmic agents and generative processes do the work. Helping to place this world centre stage are media artist and bot-maker, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, and Me You and the Robot.