Architecture

Research, Exhibition

Architecture of Appropriation

Research, Exhibition

29 Jan — 20 Aug 2017

Myriad forms of appropriation, such as squatting, play an essential role in the development of the city and public space. Architecture of Appropriation examines ideas such as vacancy, property, alternative living arrangements and housing policy.

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Control Syntax Rio

Monitoring the Collective Body

Exhibition

12 Jun 2016 — 08 Jan 2017

The city of Rio de Janeiro has an advanced command and control centre from which various scenarios – from traffic jams to acts of terrorism and natural disasters –  can be predicted and potentially prevented. The installation Control Syntax Rio, on show at Het Nieuwe Instituut from 12 June 2016, shows how this Olympic city is being read as a matrix of potential calamities and the impact this has on the social climate of the city.

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Munich1972

The Design of a Democratic Body

Exhibition

12 Jun 2016 — 08 Jan 2017

The 1972 Olympic Games offered the host country, West Germany, an unrivalled opportunity to portray itself to the world as a modern, democratic and culturally aware nation. This carefully constructed image was marred two weeks into the games when eight members of the Black September Organisation infiltrated the Olympic Village and took the Israeli team hostage. The exhibition Munich 1972. The Design of a Democratic Body tells this controversial story through the lens of design, by contrasting the narratives and aesthetic strategies of the organisers with the tactics deployed for their disruption.

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Space Embodied

The Russian Art of Movement 1920-1930

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12 Jun 2016 — 08 Jan 2017

The installation Space Embodied. The Russian Art of Movement 1920–1930, is about the new, free human as propagated by the Russian avant-gardeSpace Embodied is an installation about the body in movement: life-size projections of dancers, a dance floor, stage sets and mirrors confront visitors in a direct and physical way with the historical material from the 1920s.

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BLUE: Architecture of UN Peacekeeping Missions

Architecture Biennale Venice 2016

Research, Exhibition

28 May — 27 Nov 2016

Malkit Shoshan curated the exhibition BLUE: Architecture of UN Peacekeeping Missions at the Dutch Pavilion during the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016. Shoshan, an architect and founder of the architecture think tank FAST, has been a fellow of Het Nieuwe Instituut for the past two years.

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Platform

Body/Space

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19 May 2016 — 13 Jan 2017

This series of four exhibitions is the result of an investigation into modest platforms and the ways in which they connect the human body with the surrounding physical (and sometimes digital) space. The successive installations address the yoga mat, the beach towel, the tatami and the prayer rug. The research focuses on the material and symbolic meanings of these platforms by exploring their history and the way they are used in different cultures.

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Dressed by Architects

Surprising finds from the collection #5

Archive, Exhibition

10 Mar — 08 May 2016

The fifth exhibition in the series Surprising Finds from the Collection focuses on examples of fashion in various architectural drawings from the archives of Het Nieuwe Instituut. Featuring architectural sketches showing elegant ladies parading through the streets, chic gentlemen posing in front of villas and children enjoying an endless summer in front of their summer house. Part of the Temporary Fashion Museum.

Research

Benno Premsela Lecture 2015

Research

Mon 31 Aug 2015

In cooperation with the Society of Arts, Het Nieuwe Instituut organised the Benno Premsela Lecture 2015, given by Benjamin Bratton. Bratton's lecture examined the consequences of the widespread digitalisation for our cities. He sketched the way in which cities could develop in relation to algorithmic perception, sensory perception, cognition and physical automation

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The New Garden

Exhibition

10 May 2015 — 31 Dec 2017

Construction of The New Garden started in the spring of 2015 on the outdoor area around Het Nieuwe Instituut. Artist/designer Frank Bruggeman and ecological gardener Hans Engelbrecht have developed a plan to turn the strip of grass along Jongkindstraat into a place of encounter set amidst vegetation. At the same time, reeds and water-purifying plants breathe life into the pond in front of the building. In addition, The New Garden will connect with the Arcade, the covered space along Rochussenstraat, thus also enlivening this desolate side of the building.

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Long may we live!

New housing for the elderly in the archives of Het Nieuwe Instituut

Archive, Research

01 May 2015 — 01 May 2016

In the spring of 2015 architecture-history and art-history students from the VU University in Amsterdam conducted research in the archives of Het Nieuwe Instituut into the development of housing for the elderly in the Netherlands. The archive contains a cross section of designs from the past hundred years. The variety of material shows that housing for the elderly is strongly linked to political and emancipatory processes.

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The Mansholt Letter

Agency

01 May 2015 — 30 May 2016

The 34th World Expo opened in Milan on 1 May 2015. Under the title ‘Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life’, a collective of national states, multinationals and relief agencies assembled for the occasion will present the future of global agriculture, food and energy supply to millions of visitors. This occasion has prompted Het Nieuwe Instituut and Slow Food to initiate The Mansholt Letter; a plea to European policy makers for the introduction of a moral food policy and a new élan for the European Union.
 

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Innovation at the World Expo 1851 - now

Three exhibitions

Exhibition

26 Apr — 23 Aug 2015

In the context of the 34th World Expo opening in Milan this spring, Het Nieuwe Instituut addresses this phenomenon from different perspectives, between April 26 and August 23, in three exhibitions: What is the Netherlands, GLASS and Garden of Machines. The recurring question in the programme is: under what conditions is innovation achieved, and what role do designers play within that process?

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Monuments to Peace

Surprising Finds from the Collection #5

Archive, Exhibition

26 Apr — 23 Aug 2015

In 2015 the Netherlands commemorates its occupation seventy-five years ago and celebrates its liberation seventy years ago. Monuments to Peace presents both realised and unexecuted designs for war memorials from the archives of Het Nieuwe Instituut. In the exhibition, three young designers and artists selected by Studio Makkink & Bey show how a new generation deals with themes of war and peace.

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What is the Netherlands

14 entries to the World Expo

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26 Apr — 23 Aug 2015

In the context of the 34th World Expo opening in Milan this spring, Het Nieuwe Instituut addresses this phenomenon from different perspectives between April 26 and August 23.  The exhibition What is the Netherlands shows how the Dutch entries to the World Expo have always been the result of collaborations between government, industry, designers and artists. 

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1:1 Period Rooms

by Andreas Angelidakis

Exhibition

01 Feb — 06 Apr 2015

Midway through the past century the historically appointed period room in many museums made way for the ‘white cube’. Modern art needed neutral, white exhibition walls instead of historically decorated rooms. From 1 February to 6 April 2015 Het Nieuwe Instituut is taking the period room as the basis for a programme devoted to exhibition models. For 1:1 Period Rooms, the Greek architect and artist Andreas Angelidakis designs an installation and draws on period rooms held in the collection at the Amsterdam Museum, which have not been presented to the public since the 1970s.

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Sonneveld House²

Intervention by Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse

Archive, Exhibition

01 Feb — 13 Sep 2015

Guest curator Petra Blaisse offers visitors a totally new experience of Sonneveld House with one ingenious intervention.

Research, Exhibition

The Netherlands builds in brick

Surprising finds from the collection #3

Research, Exhibition

24 Jan — 06 Apr 2015

The exhibition The Netherlands builds in brick modifies the assumed triumph of modernism in the period between the two world wars. Drawing on two collections of photographs from the archive, this third instalment in the series Surprising finds from the collection shows that brick remained a favoured construction material, even for experimentation.

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Huis in een witte tutu

Series of painted interventions by Job Wouters

Exhibition

20 Dec 2014 — 09 Jul 2015

Huis in een witte tutu is a series of painted interventions by Job Wouters.

Research

Casablanca-Chandigarh

A Report on Modernization

Research

Sat 29 Nov 2014

Agency

ASEM international networking programme

Eurasian knowledge exchange for the creative industry

Agency

18 Oct — 21 Oct 2014

Exhibition

Prix de Rome Architecture 2014

On the Hoogstraat in Rotterdam and 8 Prix de Rome-nominees

Exhibition

16 Oct 2014 — 15 Feb 2015

From 16 October on Het Nieuwe Instituut is presenting the work of the eight nominees for the Prix de Rome Architecture 2014. As the oldest and biggest Dutch prize for artists and architects younger than 40, the Prix de Rome has been organized and financed since 2012 by the Mondriaan Fund. The exhibition showcases the importance of design and innovation, key principles of all activities at Het Nieuwe Instituut.

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Nightbirds

Surprising finds from the collection #2

Exhibition

10 Oct 2014 — 04 Jan 2015

After Summer Dreams, the series Surprising finds from the collection descends into the night-time world of bohemians and night owls. How did architects over the past century manage to capture in their drawings the bustle as the audience gradually files into a theatre? What mood do their sketches conjure up of a café or club? And does any drawing depict the loneliness of the city, the emptiness after the party?

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Water & Urban Development

An AAARO study of climate-adaptive design

Research, Exhibition

01 Oct — 31 Dec 2014

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Structuralism

Dual Exhibition on Dutch Structuralism

Research, Exhibition

21 Sep 2014 — 11 Jan 2015

Dutch Structuralism is a movement in architecture in the late '50s and early '60s that renounced the technocratic planning that characterised the post-war reconstruction of the country. Instead, its proponents asked space for the poetic and emotional aspects of architecture, in order to come to a truly dignified living environment.

Exhibition

Sicco Mansholt

A Good European

Exhibition

31 Aug — 09 Nov 2014

Sicco Mansholt was a farmer and social democrat who became an influential Dutch postwar agricultural minister. After 14 years as minister, Mansholt became the EEG’s first agricultural commissioner. In that role, he functioned as one of the architects of today’s European Union. Mansholt’s policy powerfully affected the economic position of farmers, the unification of Europe, and the design of the Dutch landscape. The installation for the exhibition as designed by Studio PolyLester, tracks the rise, fall and radical change of heart of this emblematic figure of European agricultural politics.

Exhibition

Summer Dreams

Surprising finds from the collection #1

Exhibition

08 Jul — 21 Sep 2014

Summer Dreams is the first edition of Surprising Finds from the CollectionSummer Dreams is about sun, vacation and leisure. Drawings, models, photographs and other documents show how the Dutch spent their leisure time in the last century: outside in the sun, in the city, on the water, or in nature. From designs for swimming pools, summerhouses and luxury holiday resorts, to travel sketches and drawings of all that grows and blossoms. 

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Surprising Finds from the Collection

Exhibition

08 Jul 2014 — 08 May 2016

For the series Surprising Finds archivist Alfred Marks selects extraordinary drawings, photographs, objects and models from the archives of Het Nieuwe Instituut on the basis of a theme. The presentations do not necessarily show the highlights of the Dutch architectural history, but first and foremost show the richness, diversity and narrative power of the collection.

Research, Exhibition

Open: A Bakema Celebration

Architecture Biennale Venice 2014

Research, Exhibition

07 Jun — 23 Nov 2014

The Dutch entry at the 14th International Architectural Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia will examine the work and ideas of the architect Jaap Bakema. The exhibition Open: A Bakema Celebration will critically reflect on the idea of the open society through Bakema’s work and research.

Exhibition

The New Pavilion 2014

Yourtopia by SeARCH

Exhibition

29 May — 31 Dec 2014

This summer Het Nieuwe Instituut build a temporary house designed by architecture firm SeARCH on its grounds, directly opposite Sonneveld House. Bjarne Mastenbroek, founder of SeARCH, describes the design as a Yourtopia, a vision of 21st-century living that is as personal as it is utopian. Social themes such as the influence of globalisation, the longing for privacy, and the almost perverse imbalance in prosperity have radically altered the role of contemporary architects. In the pavilion design SeARCH returns to a fundamental question: what is the minimum needed to achieve a maximum quality of life?

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Tracking Traces

The Museum Park as a link

Exhibition

08 Mar — 09 Mar 2014

The future of the Museumpark is in a state of flux. To grasp the subject, Het Nieuwe Instituut gave two teams of designers, artists, urban designers and storytellers a commission entitled Tracking Traces, asking them to come up with a new vision for this Rotterdam park.

Agency

Art and Innovation: The Future of Interdisciplinarity

Partnerprogramme with The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT)

Agency

26 Feb — 05 Mar 2014

Het Nieuwe Instituut and The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT) are organizing the joint symposium Art and Innovation: The Future of Interdisciplinarity on 19 March. For STT, the symposium marks the end of a foresight study in which new relations between art, science and technology were explored. Het Nieuwe Instituut will adopt the findings of these explorations, and will apply them in the development of their practice-based research.

Research

Nature & Spatial Design

An AAARO study of organic design

Research

01 Jan — 31 Dec 2014

Agency

Made By Us

Architecture Biennale Shenzhen 2013

Agency

06 Dec 2013 — 16 Mar 2014

Het Nieuwe Instituut has invited Dutch research group The Mobile City to help it develop a dialogue around the concept of smart cities between Chinese and Dutch architects, media makers and designers. The project Made By Us was launched during the Beijing Design Week in partnership with the China Millennium Monument Museum of Digital Arts (CMoDA).

Exhibition

1:1 Sets for Erwin Olaf & Bekleidung

First part of an Interior triptych

Exhibition

17 Nov 2013 — 30 Mar 2014

1:1 Sets for Erwin Olaf and the parallel exhibition Bekleidung are the first part of a triptych that Het Nieuwe Instituut is devoting to the interior in the next few years.

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Track Changes

Architecture Biennale Sao Paulo 2013

Agency

04 Nov — 07 Nov 2013

In November 2013 The New Institute and Crimson Architectural Historians organized a series of public meetings during the X Bienal de São Paulo called ‘Track Changes’. A generation of architects and urbanists, who are connected through a common attitude, were invited to meet in an arena built especially for the occasion. Whether working in the favelas of South America, the slums of India or in the crumbling housing estates of Europe, this generation has replaced the large-scale top down masterplan and the iconic hypermodern building with a participative, temporary and flexible bottom-up approach.

Exhibition

Architecture the Dutch Way 1945-2000

The design of the Netherlands after the Second World War

Exhibition

16 Oct 2013 — 12 Jan 2014

Research, Exhibition

Biodesign

On the Cross-Pollination of Nature, Science and Creativity

Research, Exhibition

26 Sep 2013 — 26 Jan 2014

For the Biodesign exhibition, curator William Myers has selected dozens of projects that illustrate new ways to harness living systems for art, design and production

Exhibition

The Ruin

A project composed of eight fragments of recent exhibitions and a parallel programme

Exhibition

22 Jun — 20 Oct 2013

Het Nieuwe Instituut is introducing a summer programme from 21 June 2013 under the title The Ruin. This marks the transition to the coming cultural year, in which Het Nieuwe Instituut makes use of various projects to give form to the multi-faceted ambitions. Besides eight presentations The Ruin consists of a parallel programme, including old questions, radical design practices, worn-out ideas and even the claim of a new Industrial Revolution. All in an awareness that everything passes and then comes back again, but in a slightly different guise.

Archive

100 years of De Stijl

Archive

To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of De Stijl, Het Nieuwe Instituut has formed partnerships with several other cultural institutions, including a co-production with the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. The State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning is lending hundreds of works to various exhibitions being staged to mark the centenary of De Stijl.

Agency

Agency for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture

Agency

Het Nieuwe Instituut has established the Agency for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture to cater to the needs of the professional field at large.

Archive

Collection

State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning

Archive

Het Nieuwe Instituut manages 600 archives and collections of Dutch architects, urban planners, professional associations and educational institutions, comprising a total of some 4,000,000 documents. The collection is available for research in the Study Centre.

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Fellowship programme

Agency, Research

Through an international open call for research fellows, Het Nieuwe Instituut invites practitioners and researchers in the fields of architecture, design and digital culture to work in residence and develop an independent research proposal.

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International Programme

Agency

Het Nieuwe Instituut has an international perspective for its programming and R&D that reflects the fact that design operates in a global field and presents itself on a global stage.

Research

Jaap Bakema Study Centre

Research

Research projects initiated and carried out at the Jaap Bakema Study Centre can lead to exhibitions, publications, discussions and specific partial studies related to the activities of Het Nieuwe Instituut and the research programme of Faculty of Architecture at the Delft University of Technology. The study centre also facilitates research by and with third parties. The activities of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre are socially relevant and generate discussion of current issues. It also contributes to fundamental research and knowledge development on the creative industry, design, culture and society.

Exhibition

Pop-in Expo

Weekly changing presentations in the foyer of Het Nieuwe Instituut

Exhibition

Weekly changing presentations in the foyer of Het Nieuwe Instituut. A controversial new design, sensational research, work by an emerging talent or a new acquisition for the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning are given a place in the spotlight. Free admission.

Agency

Regional Programme

Agency

In the regional programme, Het Nieuwe Instituut concentrates on projects with local and regional governments that have a certain urgency for a particular region.

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Studio Rotterdam

Agency

Studio Rotterdam aims to articulate new perspectives on contemporary issues and future challenges in Rotterdam. Design and designers, preferably local, will play a key role in this.

Research

Thursday Night Live! at Het Nieuwe Instituut

Research

Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Thursday Night programme addresses varied issues related to architecture, design and digital culture. Each week there is a lecture or talk show, a pop-in expo, a Thursday Bite and various partner programmes, as well as a chance to visit the exhibitions.