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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.


Technologies of Certain Bodies


Tue 26 Jun 2018, 14:00 — 16:30

Workshop, part of Technologies of Certain Bodies, developed in the context of the exhibition WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, 2018. This project is a collaboration between the Research Center for Material Culture and the Research Department of Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.


Anja Groten & Heerko van der Kooij – Control the Controller

Thursday Night Workshop

Thu 28 Jun 2018, 19:30 — 21:30

Take your controller apart and put it back together again! In this hands-on workshop with Anja Groten and Heerko van der Kooij (Hackers & Designers), participants join battle with the computer.

Conversation, Lecture

Mineral, Immutable: To Design a Document


Thu 28 Jun 2018, 19:30 — 21:00

This Thursday Night Live! event aims to make a case for admitting the document into the practical and theoretical imaginary of graphic design.

Conversation, Lecture

On Type


Thu 28 Jun 2018, 20:00 — 22:00

BNO IMG LAB will present image makers with a feeling for typography. When words make sentences, typography makes the image. What role do fonts play in a design?



Prix de Rome Architecture 2018


14 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 — 25 Aug 2019

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

Lecture, Talk show

What about FREESPACE?

Venice Biennale Architettura 2018

Thu 05 Jul 2018, 19:30 — 21:00

An evening conversation on FREESPACE, the theme of the Biennale Architettura 2018, jointly organized by Het Nieuwe Instituut and Creative Industries Fund NL. With presentations by the curators of national contributions, as well as the teams selected through the Open Call Architecture Biennale Venice #2 and #3, organized by Creative Industries Fund NL. Moderation by Lara Schrijver, Professor in Architecture at the University of Antwerp.

Excursion, Conversation, Lecture

Studio Visit: Lilith Ronner van Hooijdonk

Studio Visits

Fri 06 Jul 2018, 17:00 — 19:30

Studio Visits is a series of evenings dedicated to contemporary architectural practice, its challenges and its possibilities. This evening, Lilith Ronner van Hooijdonk invites professionals, students and the broader public to cross the threshold, take a peek into the architect’s workplace and join the conversation.

Conversation, Lecture

The Life Fixation: From Aromatics to Ayahuasca

Garden Broadcast 4

Thu 12 Jul 2018, 19:30 — 21:00

The fourth episode of Garden Broadcast looks at the relationship between botany, exploration, and the dual nature of preservation and immortality.


Arna Mačkić - Engaging with Inclusive Architecture

Thursday Night Workshop

Thu 12 Jul 2018, 19:30 — 21:30

The architect Arna Mačkić is concerned with questions of collective identity in countries and cities, and in how architecture can play a mediatory role. In this workshop she introduces participants to her way of thinking, leading to a more inclusive approach to the design of public space.


Members and Workspace Cocktail Night

For Members and Workspace Creatives

Thu 12 Jul 2018, 21:00 — 23:00

Join us for the Members and Workspace Cocktail Night and meet fellow Members, Workspace creatives and Het Nieuwe Instituut staff members. The evening starts after the last Thursday Night Live! of the season.


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.


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.