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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


Gear Up

Pop-in expo

10 Apr — 06 May 2018

Gear Up shows speculative designs with an activist stance. These works have been developed by Interaction Design students at ArtEZ during an Information Superiority masterclass by Arif Kornweitz.

Conversation, Lecture

They Invented a New Machine...

Biennale Architettura 2018 event

Thu 26 Apr 2018, 19:30 — 21:00

An evening about the technologies and imaginaries of automation, with the teams selected through the Open Call for the Extended Program of the Dutch Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2018, jointly organized by Het Nieuwe Instituut and Creative Industries Fund NL. With Jane Chew, Northscapes Collective (Hamed Khosravi, Taneha K. Bacchin and Filippo laFleur), Syb Groeneveld, Marina Otero Verzier, Paolo Patelli, Matthew Stewart, Giuditta Vendrame and Liam Young. Moderated by sociologist Willem Schinkel.


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.


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


De Onkruidenier - Wild Plant Tasting

Thursday Night Workshop

Thu 03 May 2018, 19:30 — 21:30

Under the supervision of De Onkruidenier, participants explore De Nieuwe Tuin as they look for the positive values of wild plants.

Conversation, Lecture

Keeping Up Appearances


Thu 03 May 2018, 20:00 — 22:00

This evening presents artists who create an apparent reality to visually trick their spectators. Optical illusions, funhouse mirrors and manipulated images are a few examples of a world that is too good to be true.


Terraforming Earth

Lecture, discussion

Thu 10 May 2018, 19:30 — 21:00

At Terraforming Earth Jaya Klara Brekke and Jay Springett will discuss the potential of blockchain technology and decentralised renewable energy, as the possible basis for the development of a parallel, alternative economic logic, the primary prerequisite for maintaining and redeveloping the habitability of Earth.


Terraforming Earth Lab 1: Constitution of a 21st-Century Society

Fri 11 May 2018, 10:00 — 17:30

Based on the insights provided by Jaya Klara Brekke and Jay Springett at the Terraforming Earth event on May 10, 2018 in this Lab a group of ecologists, coders, engineers, designers, and (legal) philosophers will formulate some constituting principles of a 21st-century society of humans, other organisms and machines.

Lecture, Talk show

Halfway Points: From the Cape of Good Hope to Eternal Asylum

Garden Broadcast 2

Thu 17 May 2018, 19:30 — 21:00

The second episode of the live radio show Garden Broadcasts looks at the idea of acclimatisation of foreign species and people to new climates or cultures. With guests Esther Helena Arens, Kiza Magendane and Zuri Camille de Souza.


Samantha Thole - Transformer Talisman

Thursday Night Workshop

Thu 17 May 2018, 19:30 — 21:30

Artist Samantha Thole took her inspiration for this workshop from the themes of the exhibition Dissident Gardens: the clash between our desire to control our surroundings and our fascination with the wild, untamed forces of nature.


Propaganda Art Today


Sat 02 Jun 2018, 10:00 — 18:00

On 2 June  2018, artist Jonas Staal organizes the first international conference on contemporary propaganda art at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, entitled Propaganda Art Today.