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The New Garden

Exhibition

10 May 2015 — 31 Dec 2022

The New Garden has been part of the outdoor space of Het Nieuwe Instituut since 2015. It is used to raise current design issues. Ecological management and creating a high level of biodiversity are the starting points. In the winter of 2021, the garden was redesigned due to the restructuring of the Museum Park. In the coming years, work will be done on the ecological restoration of the garden and it will come into full bloom once more.

Exhibition

Designing the Social

100  years of idiosyncratic living in the Netherlands 

Exhibition

04 Jul 2021 — 07 Jul 2024

Designing the Social  is an exhibition exploring 100 years of socially driven, idiosyncratic ideas about living together. Sometimes out of idealism, often out of pure necessity, alternative design strategies were developed in the pursuit of an equal society.

Archive, Research, Exhibition

MVRDVHNI

The Living Archive of a Studio

Archive, Research, Exhibition

06 Nov 2021 — 04 Sep 2022

MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio explores the archive of architecture office MVRDV. Het Nieuwe Instituut displays the MVRDV archive as a living entity in an office context, rather than in a museum gallery context. As a working environment, after all, the office is the place where ideas and projects move fluidly back and forth between present, past and future.

Exhibition

The Podium

Exhibition

01 Jun — 17 Aug 2022

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents The Podium: a spectacular platform on institute’s roof. The striking pink installation with its imposing external staircase was designed by architects MVRDV and is an extension of the institute’s exhibition MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio. Open from 1 June to 17 August, The Podium offers a unique opportunity to experience architecture, the city, Museum Park and the institute from a completely new perspective. See it on top of Het Nieuwe Instituut!

Exhibition

In Search of the Pluriverse

23 Apr — 07 Aug 2022

Join us on a journey through the Pluriverse, a place where multiple worlds coexist and thrive. How realistic is the idea of such a world, where people and other beings live together in harmony with each other and the environment? Can there ever really be such an equal world, in which we together shape a future that truly does have a future?

Talk show, Workshop, Symposium, Film, Performance, Lecture, Conversation

Testing Grounds

Call for Fellows 2022

20 Jun — 11 Aug 2022

Since its foundation in 2013, Het Nieuwe Instituut has carried out and supported research in architecture, design and digital culture. Exhibitions, lectures, archival investigations and publications have served as outputs of research, but more importantly as active platforms for its development. Initiated by former Head of Research Marina Otero Verzier, Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Fellowship Programme has a fundamental role in these platforms. Intended as a means of supporting and learning from a variety of research initiatives and methodologies, the fellowship is ultimately an opportunity to rehearse other modes of thinking and doing. 

Workshop, Exhibition, Performance, Lecture

Dance of freedom

Cape Verde independence day

Tue 05 Jul 2022, 17:00 — 21:00

Nosagenda, 'our agenda', celebrates Cape Verde's forty-seventh Independence Day on 5 July 2022 at The Podium. With stories, music, workshops and dishes, the Cape Verdean platform will take visitors on a journey to the island group where so many Rotterdammers have their roots.

Exhibition

DISRUPT_

Gallery 3 by Leonel Piccardo

07 Jul — 06 Aug 2022

DISRUPT_ is a digital and physical exhibition in celebration of Pride Month 2022, bringing together 13 international artists who reflect on their queer experiences and question societal norms through their creations.

Het Podium

Lisa Fischer & Taylor Eigsti

NN North Sea Jazz & North Sea Round Town op Het Podium

Thu 07 Jul 2022, 21:00 — 22:15

NN North Sea Jazz Festival and North Sea Round Town present a particularly badass and beautiful performance by singer Lisa Fischer and pianist Taylor Eigsti at The Podium. The two Grammy-winning New Yorkers have extensive careers as session and backing musicians, but in the past few years, they have been stepping into the solo spotlight and as a duo since 2017. ‘When such talented people meet, musical sparks inevitably fly,’ North Sea Jazz says about their collaboration. 

Het Podium, Performance

Operator Outdoor

Operator on The Podium

Sat 09 Jul 2022, 14:00 — 23:00

Rotterdam-based online radio station Operator brings an evening of homegrown programming to The Podium, as well as an intimate listening session in the afternoon.

Het Podium

Lunchconcert Eric Vloeimans & Jeroen van Vliet

NN North Sea Jazz & North Sea Round Town op Het Podium

Sun 10 Jul 2022, 12:45 — 14:00

NN North Sea Jazz Festival and North Sea Round Town present a special lunchtime concert at The Podium by trumpeter Eric Vloeimans and pianist Jeroen van Vliet. The world-famous jazz musicians have known each other for over twenty-five years and take visitors on an impromptu exploration high above Vloeimans’ hometown. ‘It’s not about the final destination but the experiences along the way,’ says North Sea Jazz.

Soon

Agency, Research, Exhibition

Have We Met? Humans and Non-Humans on Common Ground

XXIII Triennale di Milano

Agency, Research, Exhibition

15 Jul — 20 Nov 2022

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents the exhibition Have We Met? Humans and Non-Humans on Common Ground, the official Dutch contribution to the 23rd Milan Triennial, which will be on show from 15 July to 11 December 2022 in Milan. The overall theme of the triennial this year is Unknown Unknowns.

Agency, Research, Exhibition

The Energy Show

Agency, Research, Exhibition

01 Sep 2022 — 06 Mar 2023

From 3 September 2022 to 6 March 2023, Het Nieuwe Instituut is presenting a series of projects that focus on the interaction between the sun, solar energy, people and design. 

Performance

Amenti Theatre Company & Shishani

MOMO presents

Thu 14 Jul 2022, 19:30 — 22:00

On July 14, 2022, Motel Mozaïque presents a special double bill on The Podium: the Rotterdam dance collective Amenti Theatre Company will play the new performance Lilith and singer-songwriter Shishani will give a solo performance.

Performance, Opening

Wey Dey Move Opening Night

Opening performance

Sat 16 Jul 2022, 19:00 — 21:00

Het Nieuwe Instituut and hiphophuis invite you to the opening of the exhibition Wey Dey Move by architect and creative director Dele Adeyemo, where choreographers Sunday Obiajulu Ozegbe, Babayemi Afolabi Osokoya and the dancers of hiphophuis present their masquerade opening performance on The Podium at Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Opening

The Afro Coalition w/ Cloud8, Ziongate, Woza & Pianoland

Wey Dey Move Opening Night

Sat 16 Jul 2022, 21:00

hiphophuis & Het Nieuwe Instituut present the Afro Coalition and especially for the opening of the 'Wey Dey Move' exhibition in Het Nieuwe Instituut, bringing together the best Afro club parties in the Netherlands on one dance floor. Expect the hottest Amapiano, Afrobeat(s), Afrohouse and Afrotech anthems. Dress to impress, dance like nobody's watching.

Exhibition

Wey Dey Move: Imagining New Worlds Through Dance and Masquerade

Exhibition curated by Dele Adeyemo

17 Jul — 08 Oct 2022

Wey dey move is a Nigerian Pidgin term with multiple interpretations. It can mean “the path changes”, or describe the cultural phenomenon of things changing. It’s also the title and heartbeat of this exhibition. Wey Dey Move celebrates the important role movement and dance play in the spiritual, social, and ecological cultures of Lagos, Nigeria, and other major cities in West Africa. 

Workshop

Yoga morning session

Balanzs on The Podium

Sun 17 Jul 2022, 10:30 — 11:30

Would you like to be at one with your body, firmly on the earth and yet with your head in the clouds? Start your Sunday morning right at one of Balanzs Yoga’s morning sessions. They offer yoga classes for all levels on six Sundays in July and August. Join us and roll out your yoga mat on the roof of Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Het Podium, Performance

Piano concert: Reginald Somai

Open Podium

Sun 17 Jul 2022, 14:00 — 16:30

Rotterdam pianist Reginald Somai translates emotions, feelings and spirituality into piano compositions. Relax on a mat and immerse yourself in his sounds.

Workshop, Het Podium, Children and Families

Summer Camp(ing)

FamilieFest

Tue 19 Jul 2022, 10:00 — 13:00

Experience the summer from new heights at Het Nieuwe Instituut. During FamilieFest Summer Camp(ing), families are invited to enjoy a variety of workshops in, around and on top of The Podium. Explore the building from different perspectives, make your own ice cream or pizza, dance as wild as you can during Alien Disco Spectacle and much more!

Workshop, Het Podium, Children and Families

Summer Camp(ing)

FamilieFest

Wed 20 Jul 2022, 10:00 — 13:00

Experience the summer from new heights at Het Nieuwe Instituut. During FamilieFest Summer Camp(ing), families are invited to enjoy a variety of workshops in, around and on top of The Podium. Explore the building from different perspectives, make your own ice cream or pizza, dance as wild as you can during Alien Disco Spectacle and much more!

Workshop, Het Podium, Children and Families

Summer Camp(ing)

FamilieFest

Thu 21 Jul 2022, 10:00 — 13:00

Experience the summer from new heights at Het Nieuwe Instituut. During FamilieFest Summer Camp(ing), families are invited to enjoy a variety of workshops in, around and on top of The Podium. Explore the building from different perspectives, make your own ice cream or pizza, dance as wild as you can during Alien Disco Spectacle and much more!

Workshop, Het Podium, Children and Families

Summer Camp(ing)

FamilieFest

22 Jul — 23 Jul 2022

Experience the summer from new heights at Het Nieuwe Instituut. During FamilieFest Summer Camp(ing), families are invited to enjoy a variety of workshops in, around and on top of The Podium. Explore the building from different perspectives, make your own ice cream or pizza, dance as wild as you can during Alien Disco Spectacle and much more!

Workshop

Yoga morning session

Balanzs on The Podium

Sun 24 Jul 2022, 10:30 — 11:30

Would you like to be at one with your body, firmly on the earth and yet with your head in the clouds? Start your Sunday morning right at one of Balanzs Yoga’s morning sessions. They offer yoga classes for all levels on six Sundays in July and August. Join us and roll out your yoga mat on the roof of Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Het Podium, Performance

Belle Hannah & ruisvogel

Open Podium

Sun 24 Jul 2022, 14:30 — 16:30

The graceful agility and power of aerial hoop artist Belle Hannah meet the immersive drones and lush soundscapes of ambient musician ruisvogel.

Film

Operator x Roffa Mon Amour cinema concert

Rooftop cinema

Thu 28 Jul 2022, 21:00 — 23:30

Roffa Mon Amour, the Rotterdam film festival of eccentric movies in the open air, joins forces with Operator for a film screening with live electronic music.

Workshop

Yoga morning session

Balanzs on The Podium

Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10:30 — 11:30

Would you like to be at one with your body, firmly on the earth and yet with your head in the clouds? Start your Sunday morning right at one of Balanzs Yoga’s morning sessions. They offer yoga classes for all levels on six Sundays in July and August. Join us and roll out your yoga mat on the roof of Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Het Podium, Performance

Karisma

Open Podium

Sun 31 Jul 2022, 14:00 — 16:45

Take some flamenco, add a dash of jazz and stir in some Latin American rhythms and you get Karisma, the four-piece band shaking up The Podium.

Workshop

Yoga Sunset session

Balanzs The Podium

Thu 04 Aug 2022, 20:30 — 23:30

Would you like to enjoy yoga, a spectacular view of Rotterdam and the setting sun? This summer, this is all possible at the same time on The Podium. Let Balanzs Yoga take you on an unforgettable flow session.

Het Podium

The Swapshop

Clothing swap on The Podium

Sat 06 Aug 2022, 12:00 — 17:00

You may already know them from Motel Mozaïque, BlueCity or a visit to one of their own stores. This summer clothing exchange shop The Swapshop is coming to our The Podium with a huge clothing swap.

Workshop

Yoga morning session

Balanzs on The Podium

Sun 07 Aug 2022, 10:30 — 11:30

Would you like to be at one with your body, firmly on the earth and yet with your head in the clouds? Start your Sunday morning right at one of Balanzs Yoga’s morning sessions. They offer yoga classes for all levels on six Sundays in July and August. Join us and roll out your yoga mat on the roof of Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Performance

Qixi weaving tales — Playing with strings

Open Podium

Sun 07 Aug 2022, 14:00 — 16:00

Storytelling, performance, food, human connections and weaving come together when multidisciplinary artists June Yu and Alina Turdean take us into the tradition of the Qixi celebration.

Exhibition

Pravda (Правда – “Truth")

Gallery 3 By Daria Khozhai

11 Aug — 30 Aug 2022

Artist and architect Daria Khozhai invites visitors to her home, her memories and the madness she is living in. In Gallery 3, she recreated a 1:1 model of her childhood room in a family apartment in Kyiv. 

Workshop, Performance

The Pink Print Ball

Podium Special

Sat 13 Aug 2022, 15:00 — 23:00

Mother Naïmah Welcomes you to the Pink Print Mini Ball!

Workshop

Yoga morning session

Balanzs on The Podium

Sun 14 Aug 2022, 10:30 — 11:30

Would you like to be at one with your body, firmly on the earth and yet with your head in the clouds? Start your Sunday morning right at one of Balanzs Yoga’s morning sessions. They offer yoga classes for all levels on six Sundays in July and August. Join us and roll out your yoga mat on the roof of Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Performance

Singer-songwriter: Teddy Macrander

Open Podium

Sun 14 Aug 2022, 14:30 — 17:00

 Float away to Teddy Macrander’s clear voice and indie folk. The Hague songwriter reveals her soul in her songs, accompanied by acoustic guitar.

Workshop, Tour

DocentenDoeDag

Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10:00 — 14:00

Explore Het Nieuwe Instituut from top to bottom and start off the new school year filled with inspiration. During the DocentenDoeDag (Interactive Teacher Day), go on an adventure with Het Nieuwe Instituut's Detour Guides. They will lead you through the exhibitions, transport you back to the 1930s at Sonneveld House, and take you to the pink rooftop Podium where you can let off some steam. 

Lecture, Conversation

MVRDVHNI The Living Archive: Oral Histories

The Living Archive

Fri 02 Sep 2022, 19:30 — 21:00

During this edition of The Living Archive, MVRDV founding partner Nathalie de Vries presents a live unboxing and Associate Professor Janina Gosseye discusses the ways in which oral histories can add otherwise forgotten stories to an archive. Joining them are the curators of MVRDVHNI, the exhibition currently on show at Het Nieuwe Instituut, as we delve deeper into the role oral histories can play in the construction of archives.

Exhibition

The Energy Show

Sun, Solar and Human Power

03 Sep 2022 — 05 Mar 2023

How much energy do we have and need today? This question opens The Energy Show – Sun, Solar and Human Power, an accessible survey exhibition that can be seen from 3 September 2022 to 5 March 2023 at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. The exhibition, put together by curator and designer Matylda Krzykowski, revolves around the sun and its design possibilities. It reflects on visitors’ personal energy levels, features dozens of examples of innovative solar technology, and poses the key question: what would the world look like if it ran on solar energy? 

 

Exhibition

The Solar Biennale

09 Sep — 30 Oct 2022

The Solar Biennale, an initiative of solar designers Marjan van Aubel and Pauline van Dongen, counterbalances the prevailing technological and economic viewpoints on solar energy. For six weeks, the biennale focuses on the human angle: a solar-powered world goes beyond scientific research and uniform solar panels, after all. Cultural practices and place-specific energy needs also determine how the post-carbon future will develop.  

Symposium

Disclosing Futures Rethinking Heritage

Conference

Wed 02 Nov 2022, 10:00 — 18:30

Heritage innovates. It does this partly through technological progress, but mainly by questioning current practice. A collection is not a neutral representation of the past, but acquires meaning through interactions with, and interpretations of, new generations of users. This means that heritage must, by definition, be future-oriented. At the conference Disclosing Futures – Rethinking Heritage, on 2, 3 and 4 November in Het Nieuwe Instituut, we will discuss the reorientation of the role of heritage, and innovation as a condition for sustainable collection management.

Symposium

Disclosing Futures Rethinking Heritage

Conference

Thu 03 Nov 2022, 10:00 — 21:00

Heritage innovates. It does this partly through technological progress, but mainly by questioning current practice. A collection is not a neutral representation of the past, but acquires meaning through interactions with, and interpretations of, new generations of users. This means that heritage must, by definition, be future-oriented. At the conference Disclosing Futures – Rethinking Heritage, on 2, 3 and 4 November in Het Nieuwe Instituut, we will discuss the reorientation of the role of heritage, and innovation as a condition for sustainable collection management.

Symposium

Disclosing Futures Rethinking Heritage

Conference

Fri 04 Nov 2022, 10:00 — 14:00

Heritage innovates. It does this partly through technological progress, but mainly by questioning current practice. A collection is not a neutral representation of the past, but acquires meaning through interactions with, and interpretations of, new generations of users. This means that heritage must, by definition, be future-oriented. At the conference Disclosing Futures – Rethinking Heritage, on 2, 3 and 4 November in Het Nieuwe Instituut, we will discuss the reorientation of the role of heritage, and innovation as a condition for sustainable collection management.