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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.


Finders Keepers

The Life of Things


08 Sep 2017 — 11 Feb 2018

As the curators of the exhibition Finders Keepers, the editors of the design and crafts magazine MacGuffin reveal the universe of the collector, bringing together objects from dozens of collections and exploring the collectors’ strategies, the aesthetic pleasure of collecting and the hidden life of things.


The Other Architect


08 Sep 2017 — 07 Jan 2018

The exhibition The Other Architect, organised by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal, explores the practice of various architects since the 1960s who have embraced a broader definition of their roles as designers. It showcases architecture’s potential to identify the urgent issues of our time, featuring 22 case studies that illustrate how international and often multidisciplinary groups invented and adopted new methods outside of traditional design practices.


Discreet Violence: Architecture and the French War in Algeria

Exhibition Gallery 3

08 Sep 2017 — 07 Jan 2018

Gallery 3 presents Discreet Violence: Architecture and the French War in Algeria, an exhibition by Samia Henni. During the Algerian Revolution (1954–1962), the French civil and military authorities profoundly reorganized Algeria’s urban and rural territory, drastically transformed its built environments, rapidly implanted new infrastructure, and strategically built new settlements in order to keep Algeria under French colonial rule and protect France’s interests in Algeria.


Archive Interpretations

Exhibition Gallery 2

08 Sep — 29 Oct 2017

Since 2014, Het Nieuwe Instituut has involved designers, artists and researchers in opening up its collection and entices them to explore the role of an archive in their work. Over the past four years, this initiative has resulted in some remarkable projects that have been presented at home and abroad, but not in the institute itself. Archive Interpretations offers the perfect context to now bring home four different projects.


The High Life

Pop-in expo

19 Sep — 01 Oct 2017

The High Life is a counter-proposal for developmental strategies in Gamashie, the historic core of the Ghanaian capital Accra. A project by Jesse Honsa, Pratyusha Suryakant, Federica Zatta and The Berlage.


Waterproof – Making Rainwear


Sun 24 Sep 2017, 12:00 — 16:00

Waterproof fabrics are centre stage in the workshop Waterproof. Participants will use a pattern to make a pair of waterproof trousers or a rain poncho.

This workshop is full.

Conversation, Lecture, Talk show

Playgrounds Session #5 Beyond Motion


Thu 28 Sep 2017, 20:00 — 22:00

An evening in collaboration with Playgrounds Festival, with typography, illustration and moving arts. With three designers from the world of motion graphics, focussing on their own discipline. Featuring Mike Pelletier, Jeroen Krielaars and Fons Schiedon.


Botanical Embroidery - autumn edition


Sun 01 Oct 2017, 12:00 — 16:00

There will be an autumn edition of the cross-stitching workshop Botanical Embroidery in The New Haberdashery. Participants can make a beautifully cross-stitched corsage with embroidery thread and special haberdasheries, inspired by the vibrant colors of autumn.




Pop-in expo

03 Oct — 15 Oct 2017

Mallification is a two-year research project that traces the physical and digital developments of the shopping mall. The exhibition is centred around the film The Creators of Shopping Worlds by the German filmmaker Harun Farocki (1944-2014) that analyses how malls are being designed in order to maximise traffic and sales.  

Conversation, Lecture, Symposium, Talk show

Through the Photographer’s Lens

Archive Explorations

Thu 05 Oct 2017, 19:30 — 21:00

A kaleidoscopic evening of architectural photography taking the State Archive of Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning as its starting point. Contributions by photographer Frank van der Salm, architect Jan Benthem, author Sanneke van Hassel, conservator Ellen Smit, and restorer Erica Jonkman.



Panel Talk

Thu 05 Oct 2017, 19:30 — 21:30

Bureau for Cultural Analysis organizes a panel talk about the suburban shopping mall. Long declared dead, it has resurrected in other urban typologies. With Mark Pimlott (TU Delft), Natascha Meuser (writer Architektur im Zoo) and Gesina Roters (Brand strategy agency DAY).



Workshop with Esmé Hofman

Sun 08 Oct 2017, 12:00 — 16:00

The distinction between traditional weaving and other forms of working with textiles has become blurred. What has not changed is the simplicity: all you need for weaving are your own hands and a few basic materials. Coiling is an old weaving technique that offers scope for experimentation with materials, forms and colours.

Conversation, Lecture, Talk show

What is the Landscape of the Netherlands?

Thu 12 Oct 2017, 20:00 — 21:30

Writers, poets, thinkers and designers celebrate and analyse the richness of the Dutch landscape on the occasion of the 180th anniversary edition of the literary magazine De Gids. A conversation between author and philosopher Dirk van Weelden and landscape architect Adriaan Geuze, moderated by Marten Kuijpers and interspersed with readings by the writers and poets Maria Barnas, Peer Wittenbols, Sasja Janssen and Maarten van der Graaff.


Little Leather Bag

Workshop with Renske Versluis

Sun 15 Oct 2017, 12:00 — 16:00

Participants make a Little Leather Bag coached by accessory designer Renske Versluijs. They can choose from a range of different (glossy) types of leather.


Clinic by Het Nieuwe Instituut and DutchCulture

Thu 19 Oct 2017, 17:30 — 19:00

Planning an international career in the arts or looking for advice about an international cultural project? Come to one of the monthly Information Point clinic with DutchCulture and Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.

Conversation, Lecture, Talk show

Cross Comix


Thu 19 Oct 2017, 20:00 — 22:00

A preview of the Cross Comix Festival on the eve of the event. This edition is about thinking in boxes and daring to step outside of them.


Life, Abstraction, Architecture: Notes on the Plan by Pier Vittorio Aureli

Architecture and Representation

Thu 19 Oct 2017, 20:00 — 21:30

Kick-off of lecture series Architecture and Representation with e-flux and The Berlage. In his lecture Life, Abstraction, Architecture: Notes on the Plan, architect Pier Vittorio Aureli discusses the history and meaning of the architectural plan and analyses canonical examples.

Symposium, Exhibition, Workshop

Embassy of Data

Becoming a Smart Society

21 Oct — 29 Oct 2017

The Embassy of Data, a multi-day programme during the World Design Event in Eindhoven, will aim to raise awareness of the possibilities and opportunities presented by data but also the threats and inadequacies. An exhibition, a varied programme of workshops and serious games, and an international conference will introduce visitors to some of the questions around data and its often invisible impact on our everyday lives.


Visible Mending


Sun 22 Oct 2017, 12:00 — 16:00

The New Haberdashery stands for a sustainable fashion industry in which following fleeting trends is replaced by a renewed focus on the craft of making and repairing clothing.


Machines of Freedom

Joint event by Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Creative Industries Fund NL

Thu 26 Oct 2017, 11:00 — 13:00

A joint event by Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Creative Industries Fund NL on the Venice Biennale for Architecture in 2018

Conversation, Lecture, Symposium

Decolonising Bots

Bot Club (humans welcome)

Thu 26 Oct 2017, 19:30 — 21:00

Decolonising Bots looks into the ways that algorithmic agents perform notions of human race. With Ramon Amaro, Florence Okoye and Legacy Russell.


Creative with Cork Leather - Rucksack


Sun 29 Oct 2017, 12:00 — 16:00

Cork leather is an amazing material: it’s strong yet supple. In the workshop Creative with cork leather, participants will make a rucksack.


The Tools of the Architect

Save the Date: Conference

22 Nov — 24 Nov 2017

For its Fourth Annual Conference, the Jaap Bakema Study Centre will host the fifth thematic conference of the European Architecture History Network, The Tools of the Architect, in collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of TU Delft. The conference is scheduled for November 22-24, 2017. On the afternoon of November 23, the conference will move to Het Nieuwe Instituut, where a series of paper sessions and a keynote lecture by Michiel Riedijk will take place.


Imagining Terror: Propaganda Art Today

Reading Room

Thu 30 Nov 2017, 19:30 — 21:00

Artist and propaganda researcher Jonas Staal will discuss the role of artistic imagination in engineering the War on Terror and new nationalist regimes manifesting the world over today.