Research

Agency, Archive, Research, Exhibition

Neuhaus

Agency, Archive, Research, Exhibition

12 Apr — 15 Sep 2019

In the spring of 2019 Het Nieuwe Instituut launches Neuhaus, its response to the centennial anniversary of the Bauhaus. 

Research, Workshop

Vertical Atlas

Research, Workshop

Mon 13 Aug 2018

Research, Exhibition

WORK, BODY, LEISURE

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.

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 a multi-part installation, a related exhibition (The Human Insect) and a series of lectures and debates.

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.

Research, Exhibition

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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Benno Premsela Lecture 2015

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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

Archive, Research

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.

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, 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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Smart Electronic Textiles

In architecture and interior

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Wed 21 Jan 2015

At the invitation of the TextielMuseum and Het Nieuwe Instituut, local and international experts will discuss the latest developments in electronic textiles. What does the application of e-textiles offer to architecture and interior design? What challenges and opportunities lie in the interdisciplinary research and development processes of material developers, technologists, companies, designers and architects?

Research, Exhibition

Water & Urban Development

An AAARO study of climate-adaptive design

Research, Exhibition

01 Oct — 31 Dec 2014

The way people in the Netherlands deal with water is changing. Rather than fighting nature by building ever-higher dykes and using more and more technology, they are searching for methods of integrating natural systems with the built environment in order to cope with the effects of climate change. Urban water systems are not yet equipped to handle increasingly extreme and frequent rainfall, droughts and heat waves. Though the Netherlands has been coping with a wet climate for centuries, existing solutions no longer suffice. Het Nieuwe Instituut’s archive harbours countless historical examples of how the integration of hydraulic engineering and water management into spatial planning, urban development and landscape architecture can add cultural, social, ecological and economic value.

Research, Exhibition

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.

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.

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?

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Nature & Spatial Design

An AAARO study of organic design

Research

01 Jan — 31 Dec 2014

As global urbanisation has proceeded over recent decades, human beings have become increasingly removed from nature. At the same time, we remain as dependent on it as ever for our primary needs. To an increasing degree, cities are tasking organic, biological systems with supporting their industrial systems. Unless the relationship between “nature” and human-organised systems is improved, energy, water and food supplies will be placed under pressure.

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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. 

 

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

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Social Design For Wicked Problems

New ways of tackling apparently intractable challenges

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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.

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Platform Graphic Design

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01 Jan 2013 — 31 Dec 2016

Het Nieuwe Instituut researches, presents and represents the disciplines architecture, design and digital culture. It aims to involve designers in various ways in its activities and to provide a podium alongside the usual programme of exhibitions and lectures. Graphic design is one of the design disciplines and is employed for Het Nieuwe Instituut’s internal and external communications.

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Automated Landscapes

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A long-term research project on the implications of automation for the built environment. Automated Landscapes seeks to document and reflect upon the emerging architectures and urbanisms of automated labour, looking at other actors involved in the production of spaces that remain beyond classic notions of authorship and signature.

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Bot Club

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This web magazine documents the proceedings, output and cultural context of the Bot Club, a recurring programme on algorithmic culture, one of the long-term research projects of Het Nieuwe Instituut’s R&D department.

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Jaap Bakema Study Centre

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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.

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New Material Award

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The New Material Award invites artists and designers to present designs that offer innovative solutions to the issues of today and the challenges of tomorrow. Each project should integrate new materials, or innovative ways of using materials.

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Research & Development

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In recent years, the concept and practice of research has attracted renewed attention within the cultural sector. Research plays a critical role in elucidating the relevance of both existing and new ideas, and the responsibility of institutions in their construction and promotion. 

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Thursday Night Live! at Het Nieuwe Instituut

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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.