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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 2019

International celebrations throughout 2019 marked the 100-year anniversary of the birth of the Bauhaus, the school for art, design and architecture that so profoundly shaped the 20th century. Founded in Weimar in Germany in 1919, the Bauhaus became an icon of the force for change that a young generation of artists hoped would erase the horrors of World War I. The school promoted a new approach to design and architecture. Reforming design, it placed its students’ work in a social and increasingly political context before it was forcibly closed down by the Nazis in 1933. In 2019, many museums and cultural institutions marked the centenary by organising historical surveys of works created by Bauhäusler and their followers. Het Nieuwe Instituut took a totally different approach, focusing not on the school’s production, but its founding principles. The Bauhaus aimed to ‘rethink the world’. Inspired by this motto, and with a similar sense of urgency, Het Nieuwe Instituut initiated Neuhaus, a temporary academy for more-than-human knowledge.

Read the rest of the annual overview for 2019. You will find earlier annual overviews below.

Annual overviews

Annual reports

The annual reports are available in Dutch only.