Het Nieuwe Instituut’s public programme will be manifest in the Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture. Exhibitions and education programmes have been among Het Nieuwe Instituut’s regular activities since its inception, but bringing them together within a single, unified museum programme will increase the institute’s recognition. The Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture examines the designed world and how it is constantly being changed by new technologies, new ideas and shifting social priorities. Innovation – the fulcrum of all Het Nieuwe Instituut’s activities – will be expressed in both speculative explorations of the future and critical reflections on innovative movements past and present.
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Practical information on Het Nieuwe Instituut, Sonneveld House, the study centre, the bookshop and cafe.
Overview of all exhibitions, events, lectures, talkshows, workshops and films.
Malware: Symptoms of Viral Infection
The exhibition Malware, curated by Bas van de Poel and Marina Otero Verzier, focusses on the most infamous examples of computer viruses. These form the starting point for an exploration of questions of security, warfare and geopolitics in times of rapid technological advance.
Starting in the Spring of 2019, 100 years after the foundation of Bauhaus, Het Nieuwe Instituut transforms into Neuhaus, a temporary transdisciplinary academy for more-than-human knowledge. Het Nieuwe Instituut joins the worldwide celebration of the Bauhaus centenary not by glorifying the historical achievements of this legendary school, but rather by reactivating and embodying its original spirit.
Bauhaus Lessons highlights the work of teachers and students at the Bauhaus and educational institutions inspired by the German school. Bauhaus Lessons draws upon materials by Bauhaus students - or Bauhäusler– such as Lotte Stam-Beese and teachers such as Mart Stam and Johan Niegeman from the collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut.
Is it possible to go on a pilgrimage to a virtual object? How would the lives of humans (and non-humans) be if, in the future, they found themselves in a completely virtual reality? Would they find spirituality and have religious experiences there? Under the influence of virtual drugs, visitors can enter a virtual sacred site in Sacred Hill, a VR project that is part of research project False Mirror, in which we speculate about what future (post-)human life may be like in a completely virtual world.
Around the museum
Sonneveld House is one of the best-preserved houses in the Dutch Functionalist style. The architects designed a total concept in which architecture, interior and furnishings are perfectly coordinated and reinforce one another.
The New Garden
The New Garden has gradually developed into a public space with an ecological system of herbs, shrubs, birds and animals. Artist and designer Frank Bruggeman and ecological landscaper Hans Engelbrecht laid out the garden in the spring of 2015 in the grounds of Het Nieuwe Instituut. Their design is a plea for an urban green space managed on an ecological basis with space for nature to take over.
Bookshop and Café
Het Nieuwe Café
Het Nieuwe Café, with a terrace on the Museumpark, has an almost entirely vegetarian, seasonal and organic menu. The café is open from Tuesday to Sunday during the day and also on Thursday evenings during Thursday Night Live!