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Research, Exhibition

Dissident Gardens

Research, Exhibition

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.


A Grand Mountain Scene

Pop-in expo

27 Feb — 08 Apr 2018

A Grand Mountain Scene is a Dissident Gardens related pop-in expo, curated by Joost Emmerik, in which he presents a garden designed and built by Bèr Slangen. 


Research, Exhibition


Dutch Pavilion, Biennale Architettura 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.


Happy Senior Living


Mon 26 Mar 2018, 14:00 — 18:00

On March 26, the Jaap Bakema Study Centre in collaboration with TU Eindhoven and TU Delft is hosting an afternoon devoted to innovative living concepts for seniors. With Floris Alkemade, Dick van Gameren, and Ioulia Ossokina, among others.


True Colors


Thu 29 Mar 2018, 20:00 — 22:00

What do algorithms, camouflage and red toy cars have in common? BNO IMG LAB: True Colors presents image makers who get their inspiration from color: Jessica den Hartog, Sonja van Hamel, Studio MAKY and Sjef van Gaalen.


Automated Landscapes at Art Basel Hong Kong

Sat 31 Mar 2018, 14:00 — 15:00

Marina Otero Verzier, Director of Research & Development, Marten Kuijpers, Co-principal Researcher, Merve Bedir, Co-researcher present Automated Landscapes as part of Art Basel Conversations in Hong Kong on 31 March 2018. 


Speculative Value: From Tulips to Bitcoins

Garden Broadcasts

Thu 05 Apr 2018, 19:30 — 21:00

The first episode of the live radioshow Garden Broadcasts within the context of Dissident Gardens. With Christel Schollaardt, Mario Minale, Livaneli Yildiran and Alexandre Humbert.



Overtreders W - Explore the Everyday

Thursday Night Workshop

Thu 05 Apr 2018, 19:30 — 21:30

Overtreders W and the participants will explore the beauty of everyday objects and materials that the participants bring along with them.

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.


Studio Visit at Powerhouse Company

Studio Visits

Fri 13 Apr 2018, 17:00

Studio Visits is a series of evenings dedicated to contemporary architectural practice, its challenges and its possibilities. The series invites professionals, students and the broader public to cross the threshold and take a peek into the architect’s workplace. Powerhouse Company will kick off the series as host for this event.


Shailoh Phillips - Critical Making

Thursday Night Workshop

Thu 19 Apr 2018, 19:30 — 21:30

Media artist Shailoh Philips works along the cracks between different disciplines and organizations, aiming to enable people to tap into the creative and critical potential of the digital era.

Conversation, Lecture

They Invented a New Machine...

Biennale Architettura 2018 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 Biennale Architettura 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.


De Onkruidenier - Wild Plant Tasting

Thursday Night Workshop

Thu 03 May 2018, 19:30 — 21:30

Under the supervision of De Onkruidenier, participants explore De Nieuwe Tuin as they look for the positive values of weeds.


Samantha Thole - Transformer Talisman

Thursday Night Workshop

Thu 17 May 2018, 19:30 — 21:30

Artist Samantha Thole took her inspiration for this workshop from the themes of the exhibition Dissident Gardens: the clash between our desire to control our surroundings and our fascination with the wild, untamed forces of nature.