More-than-Human has been selected as one of the Best Dutch Book Designs of 2020! Het Nieuwe Instituut congratulates designers Adriaan Mellegers and Vanessa van Dam, printer Cassochrome and the entire team.The book includes visions by various authors on a more equal and climate-fair world: a world in which the connections and conflicts of humans and non-human species are no longer approached only from the human perspective. The book was published in collaboration with the Office for Political Innovation, the Serpentine Galleries’ General Ecology and the Manifesta Foundation.

For the  Best Dutch Book Designs of 2020, a total of 267 entries were assessed for their distinctive qualities by a panel of experts looking for outstanding work in areas like content, design, picture editing, typography, choice of materials, printing and binding. The 33 books selected can be admired in an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam later this year, coinciding with the publication of this year’s catalogue. More information is available on the Best Verzorgde Boeken website.


Editors: Andrés Jaque (architect and scholar, Office for Political Innovation / Columbia University, GSAPP); Marina Otero Verzier (director of research, Het Nieuwe Instituut); Lucia Pietroiusti (curator of General Ecology, the Serpentine Galleries).

Associate Editor and Editorial Coordination: Lisa Mazza (curator and founding director BAU).

Graphic Design: Adriaan Mellegers, Vanessa van Dam.

Contributors: Stacy Alaimo, Ramon Amaro, Karen Barad, Rosi Braidotti, Octavia Butler, Georges Canguilhem, Marisol de la Cadena, NASA History Department, Silvia Federici, Scott F. Gilbert, Édouard Glissant, Jack Halberstam, Donna Haraway, Myra J. Hird, Kristina Lyons, Patricia MacCormack, John T. Maher, Michael Marder, Timothy Mitchell, Reza Negarastani, Jussi Parikka, Elizabeth Povinelli, Paul B. Preciado, María Puig de la Bellacasa, Filipa Ramos, Isabelle Stengers, Elly R. Truitt, Anna L. Tsing, Eduardo Vivieros de Castro, Jason Wallin, Kathryn Yusoff and Joanna Zylinska.

Published by Het Nieuwe Instituut, Office for Political Innovation, the Serpentine Galleries, and Manifesta Foundation: Guus Beumer (general and artistic director) and Josien Paulides (business director), Het Nieuwe Instituut; Andrés Jaque (director), Office for Political Innovation; Bettina Korek (CEO), Hans Ulrich Obrist, (artistic director), the Serpentine Galleries. Hedwig Fijen (director), Manifesta Foundation.

Printed by Cassochrome.

Available from NAi Booksellers.

This publication was made possible by the generous support of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.