2020

Research

Collecting Otherwise

Research

Mon 12 Oct 2020

Collecting Otherwise is one of the research projects currently being developed by Het Nieuwe Instituut as part of the Rethinking the Collection initiative, and under the umbrella of Disclosing Architecture. This background of this initiative is the decision of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) to invest 11 million euros over the next six years in the visibility – and thus the restoration and digitisation – of the National Collection of Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning, which is hosted and cared for by Het Nieuwe Instituut. In this context, Het Nieuwe Instituut considers it imperative to ask fundamental questions about the value and significance of the documents contained in the collection. In turn, these questions could contribute to the reorientation of notions of what could, or should, constitute heritage and archiving in specific moments in time.

Research, Exhibition

Lithium

Research, Exhibition

20 Sep 2020 — 15 Aug 2021

Conceived as a spa resort, the exhibition Lithium highlights the beneficial and destructive aspects of the eternal human search for energy. Researchers, designers and artists reflect on the role of the chemical element lithium in powering today’s economy. 

Archive, Exhibition

Atelier Nelly and Theo van Doesburg

Archive, Exhibition

11 Jul 2020 — 10 Oct 2021

A new look at the work of Nelly and Theo van Doesburg is possible thanks to the restoration of their architecture archive. The exhibition recognises Nelly as a key figure in the consolidation of the reputation of Van Doesburg and De Stijl. 

Exhibition

Gallery 3 By You

Exhibition

Wed 24 Jun 2020

Gallery 3 By You is Het Nieuwe Instituut’s initiative to make museum presentation space available to makers from the field.

Exhibition, Workshop

Education

Exhibition, Workshop

Tue 12 May 2020

At Het Nieuwe Instituut, children and young people discover that everything around them is designed, and get to try design techniques themselves.

Research

Reading Sites

Research

Sat 25 Jan 2020

Reading Sites is a series of written perspectives on the broader field of design.

Exhibition

G/D THYSELF: Spirit Strategy On Raising Free Black Children

Exhibition

23 Jan — 27 Aug 2020

As an extension of their short film AS TOLD TO G/D THYSELF, The Ummah Chroma collective provides a sacred space at Het Nieuwe Instituut entitled G/D THYSELF: Spirit Strategy On Raising Free Black Children. The sacred space invites visitors to explore themes of meta-physical transcendence, spirituality, and self-expression.

Exhibition

The Hoodie

Exhibition

01 Dec 2019 — 23 Aug 2020

This exhibition considers the role of a fashion garment as a socio-political carrier. The hoodie is a staple of contemporary dress, hyped as a trend and a must-have item; but elsewhere it is also a topic of moral panic, banned by certain institutions and dissected by the media as an emblem of inequality, crime or deviancy.Curated by writer and curator Lou Stoppard.

Research

For the Record

Research

15 Oct 2018 — 15 Nov 2020

For the Record investigates how contemporary video culture operates as a public space for consumerism, activism and emancipation, by exposing existing realities and by imagining alternatives.