Please, accept cookies in order to load the content.

Find out more about Het Nieuwe Instituut’s activities and achievements in previous years by reading our annual reports. You can download the reports from 2013 onwards and there are summaries of the institute’s activities per year.

Het Nieuwe Instituut in 2020

Exactly a year ago, it all sounded so self-evident. A review of the past year, which appeared on the site of Het Nieuwe Instituut on 31 December 2019, discussed the opening of I See That I See What You Don’t See. Having previously been seen as part of the Milan Triennale, this project now came home to Rotterdam. The triennial investigated the disruptive and sometimes disastrous influence of humans on the planet, partly as a result of our design activities. Perhaps, the organisers assumed, our design strength could also be used in the recovery. I See That I See What You Don’t See focused on a world in which there no longer seems to be room for the night, with all the disastrous consequences that entails. The review states that Het Nieuwe Instituut welcomed more than 1,000 people at the opening. And then there was the symposium. It’s described as though it were the most natural thing in the world: “In a packed auditorium, the visitors listened to presentations with darkness as their main theme.” More than 1,000 visitors on a Saturday in September, with a packed auditorium on top. Now, 365 days on, amid the reality of the 1.5-metre society, it sounds like a surreal dream.

Read the rest of the annual overview for 2020. You will find earlier annual overviews below.

Annual overviews

Annual reports

The annual reports are available in Dutch only.