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Symposium, Exhibition, Workshop

Automated Landscapes at Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen

15 Dec 2017 — 15 Mar 2018

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents Automated Landscapes at the 7th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture in Shenzhen from 15 December 2017 - 15 March 2018.


Tools for Progress

Pop-in Expo

06 Feb — 25 Feb 2018

This pop-in expo shows a series of jewellery pieces and centrepieces designed by Cédric Van Parys as part of his Tools for Progress project.

Conversation, Lecture

Databaas #3


Thu 22 Feb 2018, 20:00 — 22:00

This BNO IMG LAB event gives insight in the world of data visualisation, big data, infographics and data usage in the media.


Research, Exhibition


Dutch Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale 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.

Conversation, Lecture

The Human Insect


Thu 01 Mar 2018, 19:30 — 21:00

Architecture theorist Mark Wigley unearths the far-reaching fusion of technology and the human being in the context of the exhibition The Human Insect: Antenna Architectures 1887-2017, which he curated. The exhibition, which will open on 1 March 2018 in Het Nieuwe Instituut, is the result of the 10th Premsela lecture on The Architecture of Radio, which Wigley gave in November 2014. 


Dissident Gardens

Exhibitions and Programme

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 five exhibitions and a series of lectures and debates.


Automated Environments, Feminist Futures

Event in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts, London

Mon 05 Mar 2018, 18:30 — 20:00

As part of the WORK, BODY, LEISURE program, Het Nieuwe Instituut is collaborating with the Royal Academy of Arts in London in a panel discussion on March 5th 2018. The event will explore how architecture can help to create inclusive, liveable, and socially aware cities that embrace the full gender spectrum in an age of robotisation, debating whether automation can lead to a feminist utopia and, if it does, what those spaces might look like.

Conversation, Lecture, Symposium

Whatever Happened to History and Theory in Dutch Architecture?


Thu 08 Mar 2018, 17:00 — 21:30

The symposium Whatever Happened to History and Theory in Dutch Architecture? will discuss the current role, position, and state of architecture history and theory in Dutch architecture culture. This event will be concluded with a keynote lecture by Bart Lootsma.

Conversation, Lecture

Experimental Screen Based Design

Design Dialogues

Thu 08 Mar 2018, 19:30 — 21:00

In this Design Dialogue, Studio Harris Blondman, Studio Moniker and Future Corp explore the interface between graphic design and interaction design.


Jaap Bakema and the Open Society

Book Presentation

Sun 18 Mar 2018, 15:00 — 16:00

On March 18, the Jaap Bakema Study Centre will host the presentation of the book Jaap Bakema and the Open Society, the first extensive publication on the Dutch architect Jaap Bakema, his ideas and ideals for society at large.

Conversation, Lecture

New Materials, New Business Models

Design Dialogues

Thu 22 Mar 2018, 19:30 — 21:00

Designers Bastiaan de Nennie, Heleen Klopper, Jo Meesters and Lilian van Daal talk about their business strategies for sustainable material innovation. This Design Dialogue is headed by Andrea van Pol.

Conversation, Lecture

Decolonial Gaze

Archive Explorations

Thu 12 Apr 2018, 19:30 — 21:00

Join our quest for a more varied perspective of the shared heritage from Indonesia, Suriname and the Netherlands, combining material from the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning and research into the Surinamese landscape. With Sara Frikech, Daphne Bakker, Paul Bijl, Thiëmo Heilbron and Hetty Berens.

Conversation, Lecture

They Invented a New Machine...

Venice Architecture Biennale 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 Venice Architecture Biennale in 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.