Digital culture

Exhibition

Sleep Mode

The Art of the Screensaver

Exhibition

27 Jan — 20 Aug 2017

Rafaël Rozendaal questions the anonymity and ephemerality of the screensaver and is fascinated by its subversive, playful and diffuse character. He creates an immersive space for the visitor that captures the extraordinary visual language of this virtually lost medium.

Exhibition

51 Sprints

Exhibition

12 Jun 2016 — 01 Aug 2017

This web magazine contains background information about the interactive web documentary 51 Sprints, which puts the Olympic athlete centre stage.

Exhibition

The Life Fair

New Body Products

Exhibition

12 Jun 2016 — 08 Jan 2017

With universal themes such as Birth, Work, Sex, Security and Health, the exhibition The Life Fair: New Body Products explores how the quest for an optimal body has developed into a highly competitive market. First and foremost in the development of goods and services: commercial parties whose products exploit the fears and desires underlying our physical capacities and vulnerabilities.

Exhibition

Temporary Fashion Museum

Exhibition

13 Sep 2015 — 08 May 2016

Many Dutch museums include fashion within their collections but there has never been a national fashion museum. Over a period of eight months Het Nieuwe Instituut will explore the possibilities of such an institution by transforming itself into a fashion museum. The entire building will be utilised for this temporary experiment. 

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

Research, Exhibition

Garden of Machines

Research, Exhibition

18 Apr — 23 Aug 2015

In the context of the 34th World Expo opening in Milan on May 1st, Het Nieuwe Instituut addresses this phenomenon from different perspectives between April 26 and August 23.  The exhibition Garden of Machines speculates on a new ecosystem in which technical and organic beings learn to live together.  

Research

Smart Electronic Textiles

In architecture and interior

Research

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Exhibition

PLASTIC

Promises of a Home-made Future

Exhibition

16 Jan — 06 Apr 2015

PLASTIC: Promises of a Home-made Future is the third in a series of exhibitions about materials and their economic, cultural and social significance. Wood was the subject last time, and an exhibition about glass is currently under preparation. PLASTIC shows how far-reaching innovation in materials has fired the imagination for a century, yet continues to evoke doom scenarios.

Agency

ASEM international networking programme

Eurasian knowledge exchange for the creative industry

Agency

18 Oct — 21 Oct 2014

Research

Drones and Honeycombs

Research

23 May 2014 — 01 Jun 2015

Drones and Honeycombs is a long-term research project. It investigates the impact of the contemporary war and the global security apparatus on our physical environments and on our cities. In the past decades, and increasingly after 9/11, the frontline of war moved to the city. What does it means for the city, for architecture and for our roles as designers?

Exhibition

DEAF Biennale 2014

The Progress Trap

Exhibition

21 May — 09 Jun 2014

How can we go beyond the cult of progress to develop a better understanding of the radical technological innovations of today? The exhibition The Progress Trap formed the centre of the Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF) and brought together the work of international artists, including Cohen van Balen, Louis Philippe Demers, Jenny Holzer, Nam June Paik, Boris Petrovski and Melle Smets.

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

New Archive Interpretations

Five Research Commissions

Research

01 Jan 2014 — 01 Apr 2017

Het Nieuwe Instituut examined the challenges and potential of the digital archive. Starting from the premise of the archive as system, a series of themes linked to exhibitions at Het Nieuwe Instituut formed the basis of new research by artists, designers and photographers, in search of the invisible layers of the digital archive. 

 

Exhibition

Designing Health

Designing for health care

Exhibition

21 Sep 2013 — 05 Jan 2014

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents Designing Health, an exhibition on designing for health care, at the Designhuis in Eindhoven. Curated by Sabine Wildevuur, it shows how technology, innovation and design have influenced health care throughout history and what they are capable of contributing to it now and in the future. In Designing Health Het Nieuwe Instituut highlights the important role designers play in helping to keep and make people well.

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.

Research

Social Design For Wicked Problems

New ways of tackling apparently intractable challenges

Research

16 May 2013 — 10 Jan 2014

Social designers are artists and designers who look at shared human problems from a different point of view. They come up with unexpected angles of approach and new ways of tackling apparently intractable challenges, such as obesity, demographic decline and early school leaving.

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.

Agency

International Programme

Agency

Het Nieuwe Instituut's programming and R&D has an international focus that reflects the fact that design operates in a global field and presents itself on a global stage

Exhibition

Pop-in Expo

Weekly presentations in the foyer

Exhibition

Weekly presentations in the foyer, spotighting 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. Admission free.

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.

Agency

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.

Agency

The State of Eindhoven

Agency

The multiyear cultural programme De Staat van Eindhoven (The State of Eindhoven) looks at the changing relationship between government and citizens and, specifically, Eindhoven’s twofold ambition of being a smart city in a participatory society.

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.