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Archive, Exhibition

Atelier Nelly and Theo van Doesburg

Archive, Exhibition

11 Jul 2020 — 12 Jul 2021

A new look at the work of Nelly and Theo van Doesburg is possible thanks to the restoration of their architecture archive. The exhibition recognises Nelly as a key figure in the consolidation of the reputation of Van Doesburg and De Stijl. The magnificent focus of the exhibition will be on the couple’s most striking joint project: their studio-house in the Parisian suburb of Meudon. Sketches, drawings and scale models rarely (if ever) exhibited before reveal the house’s rich history.

Research, Exhibition


Research, Exhibition

20 Sep 2020 — 11 Apr 2021

Conceived as a spa resort, the exhibition Lithium highlights the beneficial and destructive aspects of the eternal human search for energy. Researchers, designers and artists reflect on the role of the chemical element lithium in powering today’s economy. How many times can we recharge our batteries without addressing the causes of depletion, in both human bodies and the planet?


Art on Display 1949-69


04 Oct 2020 — 13 Jun 2021

How do we present art? And how do we look at it, as viewers? Most museum visitors look at artworks without noticing how they are displayed. In contrast, Art on Display 1949-69 focuses not on artworks themselves, but on the way they are presented. For the first time, the exhibition brings together some of the most progressive postwar exhibition designs by architects in the form of 1:1 reconstructions. Featuring displays by Franco Albini and Franca Helg, Lina Bo Bardi, Aldo van Eyck, Carlo Scarpa and Alison and Peter Smithson.

Children and Families, Workshop

Long Live the Future!

Be a digital designer

07 Jul 2020 — 31 Dec 2021

Het Nieuwe Instituut’s production location turns visitors into digital designers. In Long Live the Future! families design the world in the year 2520. And if you’re a designer of the future, anything is possible.


Gijs Bakker & K. Schippers: Basics

Design and poetry in Sonneveld House

11 Jul 2020 — 11 Apr 2021

In Sonneveld House, Gijs Bakker and K. Schippers present combinations of jewellery and poetry which they have selected especially for the occasion from their extensive oeuvres. The result is a setting in which visitors can make new connections and entertain alternative interpretations.


The Mind Game

Gallery 3 By Charlie Koolhaas & Madelon Vriesendorp

28 Nov 2020 — 28 Feb 2021

The images, objects and videos in The Mind Game exhibition together document a week of online workshops that took place in May 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. In that time of isolation, the workshops, conceived by artists Charlie Koolhaas and Madelon Vriesendorp, offered participants a space for connection and playfulness.


Anatomies in Limbo

Gallery 3 By Hansol Kim

05 Dec 2020 — 28 Feb 2021

Driven by a persistent fascination with clothing, Hansol Kim’s research-led and personal approach reconfigures the definition of wearability. His sculptural objects occupy the intersection of garments and furniture. They contest the typical features of each field, asking to be considered as a completely new category of their own.


Sunday Stroll with Asha


Sun 28 Feb 2021, 14:00 — 15:00

Join us for a Sunday Stroll on 28 February, when Asha Capella leads us through Lithium. This exhibition, imagined as a spa retreat, invites visitors to experience the states of exhaustion and revitalisation that characterise today’s 24/7 economy. Asha will focus on our own batteries: what recharges us, and what drains us? 


Research, Exhibition


The Architecture of Staged Realities

Research, Exhibition

02 May — 31 Oct 2021

In this exhibition, on show at Het Nieuwe Instituut from May 2021, curator Saskia van Stein examines the influence of Disney’s films and thinking on today’s built environment and sense of identity.



Dutch Pavilion, Biennale Architettura


22 May — 21 Nov 2021

Het Nieuwe Instituut, commissioner of the Dutch pavilion for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, presents Who is We?, the Netherlands' official contribution to La Biennale. 


The Memory of the Designed Landscape

Online expert meeting

Thu 04 Mar 2021, 14:00 — 16:30

Het Nieuwe Instituut invites designers, researchers, archive managers and policy-makers to exchange ideas about Dutch designed-landscape heritage. Valuable archival pieces are currently being lost because the Netherlands lacks a national policy and an obvious home for these materials. So what is a workable solution that fits the present time and the available resources? And how can we work towards a National Collection of Garden and Landscape Architecture?


Solar Power

TNL! Design Dialogues

Thu 04 Mar 2021, 19:30 — 20:30

Solar power is one of the great hopes of the so-called clean energy transition to renewables. This TNL! Design Dialogues event brings together solar designers Marjan van Aubel and Pauline van Dongen and Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Anastasía Kubrak and Guus Beumer to talk about making the transition a reality.


Comfort and Vision

The One Minutes

Fri 05 Mar 2021, 20:00 — 21:00

Curated by Salim Bayri, The One Minutes series for March/April 2021 is on the theme of Comfort and Vision. In one-minute videos, 21 artists and filmmakers explore how feelings of comfort affect what we see.


Levi Silvanie on Display

TNL! Studio Sessions

Sun 07 Mar 2021, 12:00 — 12:30

Levi Silvanie performs his songs among the works on show at Het Nieuwe Instituut in this exclusive mini-concert.


Lithium Cosmologies and Energy Landscapes

TNL! Lithium

Thu 11 Mar 2021, 19:30 — 21:00

Created during the Big Bang, the chemical element lithium now seems, mysteriously, to be missing from our universe. The third event in the Lithium lecture series will discuss this so-called cosmological lithium problem, one of the greatest scientific mysteries of our times. It will also examine the role of lithium in the ‘green’ transition towards renewable energy. 




The Design of the Social

TNL! In the Works

Thu 01 Apr 2021, 20:00 — 21:00

As of 1 January 2021, Het Nieuwe Instituut is a heritage institution. To underline this role, the institute is developing a multi-year exhibition: The Design of the Social, based partly on the architecture collection. This event offers a behind-the-scenes look at the research, and a chance to join the discussion.

Excursion, Conversation, Opening

Venice Biennale

Members' Trip

19 May — 21 May 2021

Het Nieuwe Instituut is offering an exclusive three day trip to attend La Biennale di Venezia from Wednesday 19 until Friday 21 May 2021 (to be confirmed).