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Agency, Research, Exhibition

I See That I See What You Don't See

XXII Triennale di Milano 2019

Agency, Research, Exhibition

01 Mar — 01 Sep 2019

In Milan, Het Nieuwe Instituut presents I See That I See What You Don’t See, the official Dutch contribution to the XXII Triennale di Milano from 1 March to 1 September 2019.



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

Prelude to the Bauhaus Centenary

06 Sep 2018 — 05 Apr 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. 


Method & Critique – Frictions and Shifts in Research through Design

Pop-in Expo

20 Mar — 07 Apr 2019

RTD 2019 takes over Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Pop-in space to challenge the normative relationships between humans and objects. Through an exploration of artifacts central to exhibition design RTD, offers a window into critical discourses that reflect new modes of design research and practice. 


Research through Design

Panel discussion

Thu 21 Mar 2019, 17:00 — 19:00

Research through Design is the designerly contribution to the creating of new knowledge. Knowledge that can be used by others. And brought about by designerly interventions such as speculating about the future, making prototypes, and engaging with complexity and ambiguity without necessarily trying to ‘box them in’.



A Moving Border: Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change

Book presentation

Thu 21 Mar 2019, 18:30 — 19:30

The Italian Limes project by Studio Folder (2014–2018) explored how melting glaciers in the Alpine peaks are causing national borders to shift, revealing the submerged paradoxes of Western state making at a time of political and ecological crisis for liberal democracy. The evening’s programme will mark the launch of A Moving Border, a publication that builds upon the questions raised by the project. Using textual contributions and archival documents from Italian state archives, the book exposes the spatial and historical fictions through which borders are designed, built, and naturalized. A Moving Border was authored by Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual, directors of Studio Folder, and Andrea Bagnato, an architect and editor. 




Climate Crimes

Reading Room

Thu 21 Mar 2019, 20:00 — 22:00

A conversation with Adrian Lahoud, Dean of the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art and Sudanese diplomat Lumumba Di-Aping reflecting on Lahoud’s research ‘Climate Crimes’.


Excursion, Conversation, Lecture

Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik

Studio Visits

Fri 22 Mar 2019, 17:00 — 19:30

The architects of Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik have a shared interest in typological research, thinking in terms of models and the urge to translate their ideas into buildings. Each design project begins with a quest for the most appropriate type. That search is perhaps best described as laboratory work, in which floor plans are sometimes tested at actual scale before being elaborated further in drawings.


Agency, Archive, Research, Exhibition


Agency, Archive, Research, Exhibition

19 May — 15 Sep 2019

Starting in the Spring of 2019, 100 years after the foundation of Bauhaus, Het Nieuwe Instituut transforms into Neuhaus, ‘institute’ for more-than-human knowledge. Het Nieuwe Instituut joins the worldwide celebration of the Bauhaus centenary not by glorifying the historical achievements of this legendary school, but rather by reactivating and embodying its original spirit.


DataBoss #4


Thu 28 Mar 2019, 20:00 — 22:00

For the fourth time in a row, the DataBoss takes the stage. Image makers, developers and visualisers of the social, societal and economic data of our world, with data visualistions, information- and motion-graphics.


International Clinic: Financing

Thu 04 Apr 2019, 16:30 — 18:00

Are you interested in financing opportunities for your international plans? Sign up for the International Clinic at Het Nieuwe Instituut on 4 April 2019. Talk to our experts and find out which financing opportunities best suit your projects during a free consult.


Artificial Intelligence meets Arts & Culture


Thu 04 Apr 2019, 19:30 — 21:00

What does Artificial Intelligence have to do with art and culture? Artists, cultural organisations and scientists come together to discuss the topic of Artificial Intelligence in the cultural sector. This program has been initiated by Goethe Institute. 


Karel Millenaar – Become President of Play

Thursday Night Workshop

Thu 04 Apr 2019, 19:30 — 21:30

What if losing is a game? Game designer Karel Millenaar believes that every complex idea can be simplified while you play. Taking losing as his point of departure, he involves the players in a speeded up process of thinking and making from which different games emerge. Since you learn the most by doing, these games are played and evaluated together. Not dwelling too long on an idea and simply starting to mess around is precisely what makes problems easier to grasp.



Vertical Atlas

Thu 11 Apr 2019, 19:30 — 21:00

Lately the African continent has been the backdrop for a fierce competition between Chinese and American cloud platforms and hardware giants in pursuit of the most rapidly growing global user-base. While African states are reacting in different ways to the shift in power from the state to the cloud, a composite African technological future is growing. From Yabacon Valley to the Silicon Savannah, a wide variety of Afrotech cultures are forming, rooted in the old knowledge networks and pre-colonial algorithmic thinking.

Conversation, Performance, Exhibition

The Common Inn

18 Apr — 19 Apr 2019

 Join a one-day gathering of people showing their thing. Display and tell about what you’re already doing, would like to be doing and how others can get involved.



Geographies of Freedom Research Meeting

Tue 23 Apr 2019, 13:30 — 16:30

The third of three small-scale Research Meetings at Het Nieuwe Instituut, in the context of the research project Geographies of Freedom.


Architecture and Democracy

International PhD Colloquium

Thu 25 Apr 2019, 09:00 — 18:00

The Jaap Bakema Study Centre organizes an International PhD Workshop together with the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology. The subject of the workshop will be 'Architecture and Democracy', which is also the focus of the newly launched PhD-programme of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre.



Social Makers


Thu 25 Apr 2019, 20:00 — 22:00

Art can shake awake, hold up a mirror, or confront. Image makers who use their work for public debate. Morality knights or freedom fighters? Barricades up with texts and images!



SerVies – From Dust to Design

Thursday Night Workshop

Thu 02 May 2019, 19:30 — 21:30

Architect Iris de Kievith and designer Annemarie Piscaer from the SerVies collective found a way to colour ceramic with particulates from the air of Rotterdam.


Beyond the Cover


Thu 16 May 2019, 20:00 — 21:30

Beyond the Cover will explore the back stories of the buildings flaunted on the covers of the Architecture in the Netherlands yearbooks in the notorious heydays of Dutch architecture between 1990 and 2000. Rather than a nostalgic recall of past times, the program intends to provide new perspectives on how the societal shifts experienced in the 1990s have directly shaped the contemporary conditions in architecture practice.


Neuhaus Symposium

Sat 18 May 2019, 10:00 — 18:00

Neuhaus starts its four-month period as an academy for more-than-human knowledge on Saturday, 18 May 2019 with a symposium that sets the tone of the academy by outlining the challenges and presenting the core themes, and thereby introduces the curriculum. It provides Neuhäusler with their first more-than-human tools!



In the New Garden

19 May — 15 Sep 2019

A guided meditation created by artist Annika Kappner invites the visitor to explore the (bio) diversity and complexity of The New Garden.


Malware - Symptoms of Viral Infection


04 Jul — 27 Oct 2019

The installation Malware, curated by Bas van de Poel and Marina Otero Verzier, focusses on the most infamous examples of computer viruses. These form the starting point for an exploration of questions of security, warfare and geopolitics in times of rapid technological advance.


Open Archive

31 Oct 2019 — 05 Jan 2020

Reuse of digital collections in museums and archives produces new stories in potentially surprising, innovative forms. Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision invite makers to create new work using archive items from their digital collections. 


The Hoodie

30 Nov 2019 — 15 Mar 2020

An exhibition on what could be called the last Western, political garment - as controversial as it is fashionable - the hoodie. Its historical roots and its role in culture, fashion and politics. Curated by writer and curator Lou Stoppard.