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Agency, Research, Exhibition

I See That I See What You Don't See

Agency, Research, Exhibition

01 Mar — 29 Dec 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 and from 5 October on in Rotterdam (official opening 12 October at 18:00).


Research, Exhibition

Malware: Symptoms of Viral Infection


Research, Exhibition

05 Jul — 10 Nov 2019

The exhibition 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. 


Aquarian Gardens soundwalk

In The New Garden

19 May — 31 Dec 2019

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


Bauhaus Lessons


23 Jul — 10 Nov 2019

Bauhaus Lessons highlights the work of teachers and students at the Bauhaus and educational institutions inspired by the German school. Bauhaus Lessons draws upon materials by Bauhaus students - or Bauhäusler– such as Lotte Stam-Beese and teachers such as Mart Stam and Johan Niegeman from the collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut.  

Conversation, Lecture

New Future For Old Buildings

Guest Programme

Thu 26 Sep 2019, 19:30 — 21:30

How can we better transform the future? What can we learn from the past few years in which studios and apartments have been realised in old office buildings? Woningbouwatelier (the Housing Construction Workshop) sees new opportunities by focusing less on the product and more on future residents. During the Guest Programme 'New Future For Old Buildings', Woningbouwatelier will investigate.


Queer Houses and Places

Archive Explorations

Thu 26 Sep 2019, 19:30 — 21:00

Are there places designed for or by queer communities? Or is it mainly a history of communities appropriating spaces? Together with archivist Alfred Marks, the State Archive for Architecture and Urban Planning will be viewed from a queer perspective. Dirk van den Heuvel discusses the results of his ongoing research into queerness in architecture, and Aad Koster takes you into Rotterdam's queer history.


Film screening The Corroborators

Guest Programme

Thu 26 Sep 2019, 19:30 — 21:00

With the screening of The Corroborators, producer, designer and Workspacer Manuel Toledo curates a film night especially for Thursday Night Live! From his fascination with architecture, culture and the creative industries, Toledo has established two international architecture film festivals in Santiago, Chile and London, UK. 'The Corroborators' (2017) will have its Dutch premiere at Het Nieuwe Instituut. 


Books in Pictures


Thu 26 Sep 2019, 20:00 — 22:00

On the first evening of the season we dive nose-first into the books. Whether it's a graphic novel, picture book or comic, how do you translate an event in your own life into a visual story? Where do you start if you think Kluun or Koch could use some images? Come and see some stories portrayed by illustrators, draftsmen and designers.

Talk show

For the Record: Designing Realities

Nederlands Film Festival

Sat 28 Sep 2019, 20:00 — 21:30

For the Record: Designing Realities will examine the politics of production design in popular music videos during the Nederlands Film Festival. Recent music video releases of among others Janelle Monáe and Sevdaliza will form the basis for a debate on the articulation of political realities through production design and fashion. 



The Hoodie


01 Dec 2019 — 12 Apr 2020

This exhibition considers the role of a fashion garment as a socio-political carrier. The hoodie is a staple of contemporary dress, hyped as a trend and a must-have item; but elsewhere it is also a topic of moral panic, banned by certain institutions and dissected by the media as an emblem of inequality, crime or deviancy.Curated by writer and curator Lou Stoppard.


International Clinic: Brexit

Wed 02 Oct 2019, 18:30 — 21:00

Now that a no-deal Brexit seems to have been virtually ruled out, it remains to be seen when the British leave the European Union. What will change for your international design practice whenever the UK leaves the EU? What impact will that have on your cooperation with partners from the UK? And what does it mean for future residences in Great Britain?



Welcome to Johannesburg

Multi-media presentation

Thu 03 Oct 2019, 19:30 — 21:30

Zahira Asmal narrates a highly personal journey through the obstacles, triumphs and challenges of making place in a developing African City. In a dynamic multi-media presentation, Asmal pulls together the threads of South Africa’s spatial history: colonialism, apartheid, forced removals, migrant labour, the new Afripolitan city. She critiques a development ideology that celebrates modernity, rather than successfully integrating the past into the present.


Spirits in the Material World

10 Oct — 29 Dec 2019

In Spirits in the Material World, artist Heman Chong reflects on spaces that exist in the grey, the darkness, the slippages into the netherworld. The installation is on view in Het Nieuwe Instituut from 10 October 2019 to 29 December 2019.


Spirits in the Material World

Opening Talk & Film Screening

Thu 10 Oct 2019, 19:30 — 22:45

In Spirits in the Material World, artist Heman Chong reflects on spaces that exist in the darkness; the slippages into the netherworld. The installation is on view in Het Nieuwe Instituut from 10 October 2019 to 29 December 2019.
On 10 October, Heman Chong and Director of Research Marina Otero Verzier will further elaborate on Spirits in the Material World in an informal opening talk.


Melnikov House: Saving an Avant-Garde Icon

Iconic Houses Lecture Tour Europe

Thu 10 Oct 2019, 20:00 — 22:00

The 5th edition of the Iconic Houses Lecture Tour Europe takes place from 7 -15 October 2019, when Pavel Kuznetsov, Director of the State Museum of Konstantin and Viktor Melnikov and Deputy Director of the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow will tour six iconic houses in six European cities with his lecture on the Melnikov House in Moscow. On 10 October the 5th edition will be hosted at Het Nieuwe Instituut. 


What You Don't See


Sat 12 Oct 2019, 14:00 — 18:00

The What You Don’t See symposium is part of I See That I See What You Don’t See part II, a sequel to the exhibition during the XXII International Triennale di Milano. Following the symposium the exhibition will be officially opened.


Opening Night

Sat 12 Oct 2019, 18:00 — 23:45

On October 12, 2019, the exhibition I See That I See What You Don't See and the installations Animal Encounters and Spirits in the Material World will open in Het Nieuwe Instituut. At the outset of the cultural year, Het Nieuwe Instituut selects a range of possible perspectives on architecture, design and digital culture that are rich in content and never predictable.



Animal Encounters

From parrot perch to systems theory

13 Oct 2019 — 26 Jan 2020

A spatial installation by Studio Ossidiana explores how architecture might mediate between all sorts of creatures, making room for a variety of encounters and setting the stage for interactions between humans and non-humans. The installation is an environment occupied by drawings, diagrams and architectural models – creature-like objects – that address issues of proximity, scale and cross-species politics.

Conversation, Lecture

Variations On A Bird Cage


Thu 17 Oct 2019, 19:00 — 21:00

Studio Ossidiana gives a talk about their installation Animal Encounters, in which they will present their ongoing research project Variations on a bird cage. Afterward, Dirk van den Heuvel will discuss with them notions of ecology and cross-species exchange.



Vertical Atlas

Thu 17 Oct 2019, 20:00 — 22:00

Vertical Atlas is a research project in five chapters, aimed at the creation of a new atlas to navigate the complex techno-geographies of the world today. The fourth edition: Futures.gcc, focusses on the Arab states of the Persian Gulf. These position themselves as competing digital, corporate service platforms and each brand themselves with their own futuristic architecture, megacities, investment opportunities and visions of artificial futures.



Open Archive

Talent development and presentation

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. 


Art on Display 1949-69

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon

08 Nov 2019 — 02 Mar 2020

Art on Display 1949-69 at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon is the result of a partnership between Het Nieuwe Instituut/Jaap Bakema Study Centre and the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. The exhibition investigates the relation between art, architecture and public by focusing on art exhibitions designed by architects. Art on Display 1949-69 will be on show in Lisbon until March 2020, after which it will get a follow-up at Het Nieuwe Instituut.


Excursion, Opening, Symposium

Architecture Triennale & Art on Display in Lisbon

Members' Trip

08 Nov — 09 Nov 2019

Het Nieuwe Instituut is offering an exclusive opportunity for Members to attend the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and the Art on Display 1949-69 exhibition opening at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon on 8 and 9 November 2019. 


Architecture and Democracy 1965-1989: Urban Renewal, Populism and the Welfare State

Conference 2019

20 Nov — 21 Nov 2019

This year's international conference of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre focuses on the years 1965 to 1989, in which welfare state arrangements were contested on both left and right, by counterculture movements and the rise of populism. While government institutions sought a proper response, urban renewal and city repair became a new field of work for architects and planners.


Open Architecture as Radical Democracy: Gentle Urban Renewal of Berlin-Kreuzberg

Keynote lecture

Thu 21 Nov 2019, 19:00 — 20:30

Esra Akcan is the keynote speaker for the Jaap Bakema Study Centre conference 2019 Architecture and Democracy 1965-1989: Urban Renewal, Populism and the Welfare State. Akcan’s research explores the concept of ‘open architecture’ through the thorough investigation of the urban renewal of Kreuzberg, Berlin’s immigrant neighbourhood, in the 1980s.