2015

Exhibition

Temporary Fashion Museum

Exhibition

13 Sep 2015 — 08 May 2016

Many Dutch museums include fashion within their collections but there has never been a national fashion museum. Over a period of eight months Het Nieuwe Instituut will explore the possibilities of such an institution by transforming itself into a fashion museum. The entire building will be utilised for this temporary experiment. 

Research

Benno Premsela Lecture 2015

Research

Mon 31 Aug 2015

In cooperation with the Society of Arts, Het Nieuwe Instituut organised the Benno Premsela Lecture 2015, given by Benjamin Bratton. Bratton's lecture examined the consequences of the widespread digitalisation for our cities. He sketched the way in which cities could develop in relation to algorithmic perception, sensory perception, cognition and physical automation

Agency, Exhibition

Rotterdam Innovation Market

Agency, Exhibition

04 Jun — 23 Aug 2015

The Rotterdam Innovation Market presents seven very different innovations recently developed in the Rotterdam region. The innovations come from those sectors in which Rotterdam excels, such as Port and Logistics, Cleantech, and Architecture & Industrial Design.

Exhibition

The New Garden

Exhibition

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.

Archive, Research

Long may we live!

New housing for the elderly in the archives of Het Nieuwe Instituut

Archive, Research

01 May 2015 — 01 May 2016

In the spring of 2015 architecture-history and art-history students from the VU University in Amsterdam conducted research in the archives of Het Nieuwe Instituut into the development of housing for the elderly in the Netherlands. The archive contains a cross section of designs from the past hundred years. The variety of material shows that housing for the elderly is strongly linked to political and emancipatory processes.

Agency

The Mansholt Letter

Agency

01 May 2015 — 30 May 2016

The 34th World Expo opened in Milan on 1 May 2015. Under the title ‘Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life’, a collective of national states, multinationals and relief agencies assembled for the occasion will present the future of global agriculture, food and energy supply to millions of visitors. This occasion has prompted Het Nieuwe Instituut and Slow Food to initiate The Mansholt Letter; a plea to European policy makers for the introduction of a moral food policy and a new élan for the European Union.
 

Exhibition

Innovation at the World Expo 1851 - now

Three exhibitions

Exhibition

26 Apr — 23 Aug 2015

In the context of the 34th World Expo opening in Milan this spring, Het Nieuwe Instituut addresses this phenomenon from different perspectives, between April 26 and August 23, in three exhibitions: What is the Netherlands, GLASS and Garden of Machines. The recurring question in the programme is: under what conditions is innovation achieved, and what role do designers play within that process?

Archive, Exhibition

Monuments to Peace

Surprising Finds from the Collection #5

Archive, Exhibition

26 Apr — 23 Aug 2015

In 2015 the Netherlands commemorates its occupation seventy-five years ago and celebrates its liberation seventy years ago. Monuments to Peace presents both realised and unexecuted designs for war memorials from the archives of Het Nieuwe Instituut. In the exhibition, three young designers and artists selected by Studio Makkink & Bey show how a new generation deals with themes of war and peace.

Exhibition

What is the Netherlands

14 entries to the World Expo

Exhibition

26 Apr — 23 Aug 2015

In the context of the 34th World Expo opening in Milan this spring, Het Nieuwe Instituut addresses this phenomenon from different perspectives between April 26 and August 23.  The exhibition What is the Netherlands shows how the Dutch entries to the World Expo have always been the result of collaborations between government, industry, designers and artists. 

Research, Exhibition

Garden of Machines

Research, Exhibition

18 Apr — 23 Aug 2015

In the context of the 34th World Expo opening in Milan on May 1st, Het Nieuwe Instituut addresses this phenomenon from different perspectives between April 26 and August 23.  The exhibition Garden of Machines speculates on a new ecosystem in which technical and organic beings learn to live together.  

Exhibition

GLASS

Engine of Progress

Exhibition

18 Apr — 23 Aug 2015

In the context of the 34th World Expo opening in Milan on May 1st, Het Nieuwe Instituut addresses this phenomenon from different perspectives between April 26 and August 23. The exhibition GLASS shows how this age-old, man-made material is still inextricably connected to progress and how it continuously challenges contemporary designers to innovative experiments.

Exhibition

1:1 Period Rooms

by Andreas Angelidakis

Exhibition

01 Feb — 06 Apr 2015

Midway through the past century the historically appointed period room in many museums made way for the ‘white cube’. Modern art needed neutral, white exhibition walls instead of historically decorated rooms. From 1 February to 6 April 2015 Het Nieuwe Instituut is taking the period room as the basis for a programme devoted to exhibition models. For 1:1 Period Rooms, the Greek architect and artist Andreas Angelidakis designs an installation and draws on period rooms held in the collection at the Amsterdam Museum, which have not been presented to the public since the 1970s.

Archive, Exhibition

Sonneveld House²

Intervention by Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse

Archive, Exhibition

01 Feb — 13 Sep 2015

Guest curator Petra Blaisse offers visitors a totally new experience of Sonneveld House with one ingenious intervention.

Agency

Het Nieuwe Instituut in Cologne

DOMESTIC AFFAIRS and I AM INDUSTRY

Agency

24 Jan — 25 Jan 2015

In the weekends of 18 and 24 January, Het Nieuwe Instituut is present in the German city of Cologne: during the special VIP preview of the exhibition DOMESTIC AFFAIRS and on the fair imm cologne with 3D-printing workshops I AM INDUSTRY.

Research, Exhibition

The Netherlands builds in brick

Surprising finds from the collection #3

Research, Exhibition

24 Jan — 06 Apr 2015

The exhibition The Netherlands builds in brick modifies the assumed triumph of modernism in the period between the two world wars. Drawing on two collections of photographs from the archive, this third instalment in the series Surprising finds from the collection shows that brick remained a favoured construction material, even for experimentation.

Research

Smart Electronic Textiles

In architecture and interior

Research

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Exhibition

PLASTIC

Promises of a Home-made Future

Exhibition

16 Jan — 06 Apr 2015

PLASTIC: Promises of a Home-made Future is the third in a series of exhibitions about materials and their economic, cultural and social significance. Wood was the subject last time, and an exhibition about glass is currently under preparation. PLASTIC shows how far-reaching innovation in materials has fired the imagination for a century, yet continues to evoke doom scenarios.

Exhibition

Huis in een witte tutu

Series of painted interventions by Job Wouters

Exhibition

20 Dec 2014 — 09 Jul 2015

Huis in een witte tutu is a series of painted interventions by Job Wouters.

Exhibition

New Material Award 2014

Presenting the work of 16 nominees

Exhibition

20 Nov 2014 — 04 Jan 2015

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents the work of sixteen designers, artists and architects who are nominated for the New Material Award 2014.  The New Material Award challenges artists, designers and architects to create and present designs featuring the use of new materials and innovative techniques that contribute to a better and sustainable society.

Exhibition

Prix de Rome Architecture 2014

On the Hoogstraat in Rotterdam and 8 Prix de Rome-nominees

Exhibition

16 Oct 2014 — 15 Feb 2015

From 16 October on Het Nieuwe Instituut is presenting the work of the eight nominees for the Prix de Rome Architecture 2014. As the oldest and biggest Dutch prize for artists and architects younger than 40, the Prix de Rome has been organized and financed since 2012 by the Mondriaan Fund. The exhibition showcases the importance of design and innovation, key principles of all activities at Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Exhibition

Nightbirds

Surprising finds from the collection #2

Exhibition

10 Oct 2014 — 04 Jan 2015

After Summer Dreams, the series Surprising finds from the collection descends into the night-time world of bohemians and night owls. How did architects over the past century manage to capture in their drawings the bustle as the audience gradually files into a theatre? What mood do their sketches conjure up of a café or club? And does any drawing depict the loneliness of the city, the emptiness after the party?

Research, Exhibition

Structuralism

Dual Exhibition on Dutch Structuralism

Research, Exhibition

21 Sep 2014 — 11 Jan 2015

Dutch Structuralism is a movement in architecture in the late '50s and early '60s that renounced the technocratic planning that characterised the post-war reconstruction of the country. Instead, its proponents asked space for the poetic and emotional aspects of architecture, in order to come to a truly dignified living environment.

Exhibition

Surprising Finds from the Collection

Exhibition

08 Jul 2014 — 08 May 2016

For the series Surprising Finds archivist Alfred Marks selects extraordinary drawings, photographs, objects and models from the archives of Het Nieuwe Instituut on the basis of a theme. The presentations do not necessarily show the highlights of the Dutch architectural history, but first and foremost show the richness, diversity and narrative power of the collection.

Research

Drones and Honeycombs

Research

23 May 2014 — 01 Jun 2015

Drones and Honeycombs is a long-term research project. It investigates the impact of the contemporary war and the global security apparatus on our physical environments and on our cities. In the past decades, and increasingly after 9/11, the frontline of war moved to the city. What does it means for the city, for architecture and for our roles as designers?

Research

New Archive Interpretations

Five Research Commissions

Research

01 Jan 2014 — 01 Apr 2017

Het Nieuwe Instituut examines the challenges and potential of the digital archive. Starting from the premise of the archive as system, a series of themes linked to exhibitions at Het Nieuwe Instituut form the basis of new research by artists, designers and photographers, in search of the invisible layers of the digital archive.