2014

Exhibition

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

Exhibition

New Material Award 2014

Presenting the work of 16 nominees

Exhibition

20 Nov 2014 — 04 Jan 2015

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents the work of sixteen designers, artists and architects who are nominated for the New Material Award 2014.  The New Material Award challenges artists, designers and architects to create and present designs featuring the use of new materials and innovative techniques that contribute to a better and sustainable society.

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.

Exhibition

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?

Research, Exhibition

Water & Urban Development

An AAARO study of climate-adaptive design

Research, Exhibition

01 Oct — 31 Dec 2014

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.

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. 

Exhibition

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.

Exhibition

Designing Scarcity

Design and Innovation in Times of Scarcity

Exhibition

28 Jun — 30 Aug 2014

Scarcity is the mother of invention. The urban planning projects, buildings, interior objects and consumer goods in Designing Scarcity show that shortages don’t have to constrain creativity: quite the contrary. Curated by Jan Boelen of Z33 (Hasselt, Belgium), the exhibition showcases a panoply of strategies used by designers and users to find novel solutions in the face of limitation.

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?

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.

Exhibition

WOOD

The Cyclical Nature of Materials, Sites and Ideas

Exhibition

16 May — 10 Aug 2014

Current experiments with wood are leading to surprising applications in and outside the domains of architecture and design. The rich story of WOOD is told through design objects, architectural projects and artifacts from national and international collections, and references diverse geographical, historical and cultural contexts.

Exhibition

Radio Neutraal

Neutrality as design strategy in the Netherlands

Exhibition

17 Apr — 04 May 2014

Exhibition

Archive Rath & Doodeheefver by Lernert & Sander

Salone del Mobile, Milan 2014

Exhibition

08 Apr — 13 Apr 2014

Het Nieuwe Instituut has commissioned the artist duo Lernert & Sander to design a spatial installation and live performance based on the historical collection of wallpaper manufacturer Rath & Doodeheefver at the Salone del Mobile, the international design fair in Milan.

Exhibition

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.

Exhibition

Design Fiction

Willem de Kooning Academy students offer a glimpse into the future

Exhibition

23 Jan — 02 Feb 2014

Research

Nature & Spatial Design

An AAARO study of organic design

Research

01 Jan — 31 Dec 2014

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. 

 

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.

Archive, Exhibition

Richard Hutten in the Sonneveld House

Contemporary interventions

Archive, Exhibition

17 Nov 2013 — 11 May 2014

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

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.

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.