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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.


Excursion, Lecture, Workshop

Starting from Research: Automated Landscapes

04 Apr — 28 Apr 2019

Automated Landscapes researchers Marten Kuijpers and Merve Bedir will take part in Starting from Research: Automated Landscapes, a research programme focusing on artistic and design approaches to research, organized by the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts in Hong Kong.


Designing for Precarious Citizens

Pop-in Expo

09 Apr — 21 Apr 2019

Designing for Precarious Citizens is a research-by-design project by Artez Future Makers, the centre of expertise for interdisciplinary design based research. Starting point of this project is the work of Dutch architect Johan Niegeman, who attempted to design a better quality of housing for the masses. Apart from dedicating himself to designing for these ‘precarious’ citizens, Niegeman was convinced that design should always be achieved with the best techniques available. 



11 Apr — 23 Apr 2019

The TINY [BAU]HAUS  by the German National Tourist Board (DZT) and DUS Architects is travelling around Europe, and in April will be pitching up at Het Nieuwe Instituut. In the 3D-printed mini-house, visitors can get a complete sensory experience of the three Bauhaus locations Weimar, Dessau and Berlin. Using virtual reality, they will even be able to look around Walter Gropius’ study, reconstructed in cooperation with the Bauhausuniversiteit.


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.



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, 11:00 — 18:00

The Jaap Bakema Study Centre is organizing the Architecture and Democracy International PhD Colloquium together with Delft University of Technology’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. The subject of the colloquium is also the focus of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre’s newly launched PhD programme.


Excursion, Conversation, Lecture

Studio Visit: UNStudio

Studio Visits

Thu 25 Apr 2019, 17:00 — 19:30

Studio Visits is a series of evenings dedicated to contemporary architectural practice and its challenges and possibilities. UNStudio invites professionals, students and the broader public to cross the threshold, take a peek into the architects’ workplace, and join the conversation.


Filmscreening: #04: Façades and interior


Thu 25 Apr 2019, 19:00 — 21:00

How does the Bauhaus functionalistic credo live on in architecture, and how does architecture relate to the human dimension? These questions invite different cinematographic approaches from contemporary artists.


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!




01 May — 05 May 2019

The TINY [BAU]HAUS  by the German National Tourist Board (DZT) and DUS Architects is travelling around Europe, and in April will be pitching up at Het Nieuwe Instituut. In the 3D-printed mini-house, visitors can get a complete sensory experience of the three Bauhaus locations Weimar, Dessau and Berlin. Using virtual reality, they will even be able to look around Walter Gropius’ study, reconstructed in cooperation with the Bauhausuniversiteit.

Conversation, Lecture

International Clinic: Financing and promotion

Thu 02 May 2019, 16:00 — 18:00

What financing options can I apply for as a designer or architect? How do I present myself and my office to the outside world? What do I have to think about to further develop my practice? On 2 May advisors from Cultuur+Ondernemen, BNO, DutchCulture, Creative Industries fund NL and Het Nieuwe Instituut provide you with free business advice on your design practice.


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.

This workshop is fully booked


Lecture Counting the Uncounted by Airwars

Architecture and Investigative Journalism

Thu 02 May 2019, 19:30 — 21:00

Counting the uncounted: Combining crowd and open source intelligence to report civilians deaths in war. The lecture will explore how recent wars, in particular the international fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, are being extensively documented by civilians, militants and state militaries via social media. Taking Airwars' recent collaboration with Amnesty International as our focus, we will discuss how social media is being used to track civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria, combining remote monitoring with crowdsourcing and field investigations.



Remote Reading Room: Anna Tsing


Thu 02 May 2019, 20:30 — 22:00

As part of Het Nieuwe Instituut’s research on burn-out and exhausted bodies, this series investigates how voice, oral histories, and collective, embodied listening, could be deployed as a counterbalance of the pervasiveness of the image and the growing pressure to put bodies on display. For this first event, Professor of anthropology Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing will read, by means of an audio piece, her work The Mushroom at the End of the World.


Workshop Counting the Uncounted by Airwars

Architecture and Investigative Journalism

Sat 04 May 2019, 10:00 — 17:00

A practical introduction to combining crowd and open source intelligence to report civilians deaths in war by working with open sources methods and materials. The focus will be the recent investigation by Airwars and Amnesty into civilian harm during the battle to retake Raqqa from the so-called Islamic State. We will look into social media as a source of reporting, try out geolocation and satellite image analysis all via public platforms. In the afternoon session we will experiment with the different ways (structural, visual, textual etc.) the body of research can be mobilised to tell new stories.


Making Matters

Symposium, The Hague

09 May — 10 May 2019

The symposium Making Matters, co-organised by Het Nieuwe Instituut, offers opportunity for exchange across disciplines, by shifting the notion of making from maker culture to a wider set of creative practices, and by proposing alternatives to the solutionism of contemporary techno-creative industries. The symposium is set up as a dialogue between different kinds of making practices and aims to develop new perspective on their critical potential.


Interaction environments and space for innovation

Guest Programme

Thu 09 May 2019, 19:00 — 21:00

Are existing interaction environments inclusive and diverse enough? Are innovation hubs open platforms of knowledge exchange or the gatekeepers of intellectual property? Which spatial ecosystems link knowledge production to other economic sectors such as agriculture, manufacture and logistics?



For the Record: K-pop Fandoms and Digital Diasporas


Thu 09 May 2019, 20:00 — 21:30

This edition of For the Record will look into the interconnectivity of digital subcultures though the lens of K-pop and K-drama fandoms. 



Beyond the Cover: Housing

Lecture & Discussion

Thu 16 May 2019, 20:00 — 21:30

Beyond the Cover approaches buildings as materialisation of a set of regulations, investments, and policies, making visible the political, economical and social relations constructed architecture embodies. Starting from a single building that flaunted on the cover of the Architecture in the Netherlands yearbooks between 1990 and 2000, the series explores how the shifts experienced in this era—including the deregulation and privatisation of the housing market—have directly shaped the conditions of contemporary practice of architecture. The first iteration, together with invited guests Frits van Dongen, Mariet Schoenmakers will use housing block The Whale as lens to explore what happened to housing in the Netherlands, unpacking how the backstories of the 1990s still resonate beyond the covers today.


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.

Lecture, Workshop

Architecture CAMP: The Future of Gender in Spatial Design

Lecture & Workshop

Thu 23 May 2019, 19:30 — 21:30

What do changing gender roles, practices and identities mean for the design workplace and for the construction of the built environment? The Center for the Advancement of Masculine Practices (CAMP) is an initiative by environmental psychologist Adeola Enigbokan and spatial strategist Gavan Blau to discuss decentering masculinity in architectural practice. Masculine practices are not limited to men. Rather, these have, historically, come to epitomize notions of leadership, assertiveness, strength, within the discipline and practice of architecture—stereotypes that, in turn, have manifested in androcentric, non-inclusive architectures. 



"Backward Boys And Subnormal Girls"

Archive Explorations

Thu 23 May 2019, 19:30 — 21:00

How do you design a living space for someone who cannot indicate their specific housing needs or wishes? How can a safe and stable living environment be created for people with intellectual disabilities? This edition of Archive Explorations looks at various types of housing designed for this group in the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning. 


Malware - Symptoms of Viral Infection


04 Jul — 10 Nov 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 — 12 Apr 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.