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Research, Exhibition

Dissident Gardens

Research, Exhibition

04 Mar — 23 Sep 2018

With Dissident Gardens, Het Nieuwe Instituut focuses on the most current expressions of the classic struggle between nature and culture. The programme includes a multi-part installation, a related exhibition (The Human Insect) and a series of lectures and debates.


Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective

An exhibition project by Jonas Staal


20 Apr — 23 Sep 2018

Artist Jonas Staal presents the first retrospective of the films, cultural and political work of Stephen K. Bannon

Research, Exhibition


Dutch Pavilion, Biennale Architettura 2018

Research, Exhibition

26 May — 25 Nov 2018

With the title WORK, BODY, LEISURE the 2018 Dutch Pavilion addresses the spatial configurations, living conditions, and notions of the human body engendered by disruptive changes in labor ethos and conditions. The project seeks to foster new forms of creativity and responsibility within the architectural field in response to emerging technologies of automation.


Building for Biodiversity

Pop-in expo

03 Sep — 23 Sep 2018

According to the platform, a strong ecosystem and rich biodiversity are the basis for a higher quality of life for all species, and a fundamental responsibility of their designers. This pop-in expo, 'Building for Biodiversity’, shows the entry of students of Maike van Stiphout and Mathias Lehner (, who focus on building for biodiversity.


Power Plant at the London Design Biennale

04 Sep — 23 Sep 2018

Marjan van Aubel will be re-presenting The Netherlands during the London Design Biennale with Power Plant, the world's first self-powering greenhouse.


Marcel Breuer’s Strap Chair (1924) on show at Sonneveld House

Prelude to the Bauhaus Centenary

06 Sep 2018 — 28 Feb 2019

From September to March 2019, the blue upholstered strap chair designed by Marcel Breuer in 1924 will be on show at Sonneveld House, Het Nieuwe Instituut’s museum house. For Het Nieuwe Instituut this forms the prelude to the institute’s own programme of Bauhaus-related activities beginning in the spring of 2019. 


The Institute of Patent Infringement

15 Sep — 23 Sep 2018

The Institute of Patent Infringement, a project that is part of the extended programme of WORK, BODY, LEISURE is programmed at the London Design Festival at the V&A. 


Workshop Lab

Vertical Atlas

Fri 21 Sep 2018, 09:30 — 18:00 lab, part of the Vertical Atlas series, is devoted to collective research and the creation of a map of the current European geozone, within which different techno-political sovereignties clash.

Conversation, Lecture, Talk show, Workshop

Work Marathon

Sat 22 Sep 2018, 10:00 — 22:00

The 2018 Work Marathon invites artists, sociologists, anthropologists, writers, musicians, architects, scientists and philosophers to address the complex and timely questions of work, labour, automation and leisure.



Prix de Rome Architecture 2018


19 Oct 2018 — 10 Mar 2019

From 14 October onwards Het Nieuwe Instituut presents the work of the four nominees for the Prix de Rome Architecture 2018

Agency, Archive, Research, Exhibition


Agency, Archive, Research, Exhibition

12 Apr — 15 Sep 2019

In the spring of 2019 Het Nieuwe Instituut launches Neuhaus, its response to the centennial anniversary of the Bauhaus. 


Queering Architecture: Noncompliant Bodies

Seminar with Joel Sanders

Wed 26 Sep 2018, 16:00 — 18:00

Following on from 2016’s Queering Architecture seminar, the Jaap Bakema Study Centre is organizing another event around the theme. On this occasion Joel Sanders, architect and professor at Yale University, will give a lecture about diversity and inclusivity in architecture, based on the notion of the ‘noncompliant body’.

Conversation, Lecture

Playgrounds Session


Thu 27 Sep 2018, 20:00 — 22:00

Playgrounds is the annual conference on design for film, animation and media in Eindhoven. During Playgrounds Session at Het Nieuwe Instituut the works of leading artists and designers will be previewed. A celebration of the creative image.


Terraforming Earth Lab 3: Terrafiction

Fri 28 Sep 2018, 11:00

Lab 3: Terrafiction will focus on the narrative development of a new 21st-century society, and will lead to a small collection of written or visualized speculative short stories set in the world that is laid out by the work of the previous Labs.


Film: Away From All Suns

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

Thu 04 Oct 2018, 20:00 — 21:30

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2018 prelude with the screening of the film Away From All Suns at Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Excursion, Conversation, Lecture

Studio Visit: MVRDV

Studio Visits

Fri 05 Oct 2018, 17:00 — 19:30

MVRDV was founded in 1993 by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries. The organization now numbers 200 architects, designers, urban planners and service staff who develop projects through a multi-disciplinary, iterative, and collaborative design process involving rigorous technical, creative and innovative investigation.


Restoring Eileen Gray's Villa E-1027 and Clarifying the Controversies

Iconic Houses Lecture Tour Europe

Thu 11 Oct 2018, 19:00 — 20:30

Art historian Tim Benton will speak on the restoration of Eileen Gray's Villa E-1027 at Cap Martin on the Côte d'Azur. After years of campaigning to organise the restoration and preservation of this modernist villa, Gray's masterpiece finally opened to the public in 2015. 

Conversation, Lecture

Anticipating Crime

Bot Club

Thu 11 Oct 2018, 19:30 — 21:00

Bot Club takes a critical look at the social effects of predicting crime using algorithms. With speakers Nirid Peled and Fieke Jansen.



Festive Opening New Exhibitions

Thu 18 Oct 2018, 19:00 — 23:00

On Thursday 18 October three new exhibitions open to the public. Speculative Design ArchiveHabitat: Expanding Architecture and Prix de Rome Architecture 2018 each examine the remains of our material and spatial design culture from their own perspective.

Conversation, Exhibition

Habitat: Expanding Architecture

Research installation

19 Oct 2018 — 10 Mar 2019

Habitat: Expanding Architecture is a research installation which captures a key moment in the history of architecture and urban planning: the tenth CIAM conference at Dubrovnik in 1956. Here the concept 'habitat' was a central theme: a broader understanding of architecture through a new ecological approach viewing architecture less as an autonomous discipline than as part of larger, dynamic whole.


Speculative Design Archive

19 Oct 2018 — 10 Mar 2019

In the autumn of 2018, Het Nieuwe Instituut will be temporarily transformed into a design archive. We will be displaying prototypes, sketches, samples of materials, colour schemes and other significant work in the development of the oeuvres of a range of Dutch designers; work which therefore deserves to be preserved and shared. Such silent testimony to the process of design is all too frequently neglected. In practice, designers don't usually have the space, time or expertise to store such valuable repositories of knowledge. 


For the Record: Reading Apeshit


Thu 25 Oct 2018, 19:30 — 21:00

This event will examine and discuss the music video Apeshit by the Carters, also known as Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The choreography and the selected artworks from the Louvre collection will form the basis for a debate on forms of representation, performance and decolonizing cultural institutions. Invited speakers are Davide Belotta (dancer and choreographer), Martine Gosselink (head of collections of the Rijksmuseum) and Imara Limon (curator Amsterdam Museum). The evening will be moderated by Shay Kreuger.

Conversation, Lecture



Thu 25 Oct 2018, 20:00 — 22:00

BNO IMG LAB presents designers that use unusual materials for design purposes, transforming materials and applying smart reuse. Designing by mixing and remixing, making grateful use of what is already there.

Conversation, Lecture

Metahaven: Hometown

Lecture, discussion

Thu 15 Nov 2018, 19:30 — 21:00

In celebration of the retrospective exhibition EARTH at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Metahaven will deliver a lecture based on fragments from Hometown (2018), exploring the themes and issues of the film.


Oksana Savchuk - Walking Architecture

Thursday Night Workshop

Thu 15 Nov 2018, 19:30 — 21:30

For architect Oksana Savchuk, walking helps us to bring body, mind and space together. In the workshop Walking Architecture Savchuk challenges you to visualise your latest or daily route from memory.

Conversation, Lecture

Pioneers #4


Thu 22 Nov 2018, 20:00 — 22:00

This evening BNO IMG LAB presents young artists who recently gratuaded from the art academies. These artists are ready and persistent to conquer the world with their creative urge. The young and the restless!


The Irritant Principle of Renewal: 100 years of Aldo & Hannie van Eyck

Conference 2018

28 Nov — 30 Nov 2018

The 2018 edition of the annual conference of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre is dedicated to Aldo and Hannie van Eyck. In honour of their achievements and as a celebration of their work, the conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners to explore the rich legacy of their ideas and aspirations for a humanist architecture.


Yophi Ignacia - Love Letter to your Outfit

Thursday Night Workshop

Thu 29 Nov 2018, 19:30 — 21:30

What is the role of the designer in a world that revolves around fast fashion? Design for Longevity is a design philosophy that aims to prolong the lifespan of garments. In this workshop we explore design thinking by focusing on disruptive design principles, such as hacktivism, modularity and non-material design solutions. Starting with love letter writing to your favourite garment as a research method.