In light of the recent events in the US and the responses the immigration ban has triggered all over the world, we invite the design community to join Het Nieuwe Instituut’s ongoing programme of activities around migration and the role of architects and designers as relevant figures in the current socio-political context.
Similarly, Het Nieuwe Instituut launches a collective endeavour to rethink safety and security in cities, and prioritze the protection of citizen’s rights and freedoms. Read more about our research projects and discursive programme on the role of design and architecture in current processes of displacement.
Sean Anderson on Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter
For over 60 million people in the world today, shelter must be sought through constant movement or escape. This fact motivated Sean Anderson, a curator at MoMA, to organize the exhibition Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter to explore the ways in which contemporary architecture and design have addressed notions of shelter in the light of global refugee emergencies.
Architectures of Security
Het Nieuwe Instituut participated in the Future Force Conference, organised by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, which took place in the Hague on 9 February 2017. The Future Force Conference is a highly innovative international networking conference addressing the theme: From partnerships to ecosystems: combining our efforts for a more secure world. Het Nieuwe Instituut contributed to the conference with two breakout sessions under the title Base of the Future and with speakers such as Malkit Shoshan, Jan Willem Petersen, Ekim Tan and Marina Otero Verzier.
A City of Comings and Goings
During the Thursday Night: Reading Migration on 17 December 2015 architectural historians Michelle Provoost and Wouter Vanstiphout discussed the spatial implications of the refugee crisis. How can cities be better equipped to deal with demographic fluctuations?
In this edition of Reading Room Michelle Provoost and Wouter Vanstiphout examined the spatial implications of the immigration crisis.
Reconstruction and the Soul of the City. Rotterdam - Aleppo
This afternoon is devoted to the topic of rebuilding Syrian cities. The event will feature Maarten Hajer as moderator, Michelle Provoost (Crimson Architectural Historians and International New Town Institute) and Syrian architect Bengin Dawod as speakers, plus a number of Syrian cultural experts.