PhD Programme Architecture and Democracy

5 DECEMBER 2018

Together with the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, the Jaap Bakema Study centre has launched the new PhD programme 'Architecture and Democracy'. The programme seeks to investigate how over the course of the 20th century, architecture and urban planning have played a role in representing, embodying and enabling democracy.

‘Architecture Closer’. Masterplan for the disbursement of 11 million euros

20 AUGUST 2018

On 17 July, Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven of the Department of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) issued a disbursement letter based on the 'Architecture Closer’ masterplan officially allocating the first half of the 11 million euros awarded in March for the restoration, conservation and digitisation of Het Nieuwe Instituut’s collection. 

Call For Fellows 2018

18 APRIL 2018

Het Nieuwe Instituut announces an open call for three research fellows to work in residence from September 2018 to February 2019. For the Call for Fellows 2018, the Research Department has selected the theme of BURN-OUT, and has invited 2017 fellow Ramon Amaro to be the guest curator of the Call.

A Speculative Archive for Dutch Design

16 APRIL 2018

Het Nieuwe Instituut evokes the image of a possible design archive, and thus creates a means to stimulate the involvement of various parties in the process, from the national government to the general public.

Ministry of Education, Culture and Science invests 11 million euros in architectural collection at Het Nieuwe Instituut

13 MARCH 2018

This one-off injection affords a potentially decisive impulse for the preservation and restoration of the national collection and the acceleration of the current digitalisation and accessibilisation of the archive.

Automated Landscapes at Art Basel

26 FEBRUARY 2018

On 31 March 2018 Het Nieuwe Instituut presents Automated Landscapes as part of the Conversations series of Art Basel in Hong Kong. Speakers include Marina Otero Verzier (Het Nieuwe Instituut), Merve Bedir (Future+ Aformal Academy), Marisa Yiu (Design Trust Hong Kong), Aric Chen (M+ Hong Kong), Karel Eloot (tbc) (McKinsey & Company) and De Kai (HKUST).

Assignment First Round Prix de Rome Architecture 2018

23 JANUARY 2018

The new round of the Prix de Rome Architecture just started. The first round - Low Pressure - is an open competition that addresses a specific rural area in the province of Groningen. The shortlist will be announced mid April 2018. From the end of September / beginning of October the results will be exhibited at Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Loans to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam: designs for Nagele

4 APRIL 2017

From 5 April 2017 the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is exhibiting various designs for the village of Nagele (1946-64), a village in the Noordoostpolder, from the collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut. Although designed to house only a few thousand agricultural workers, Nagele is a classic example of post-war modernist architecture and town planning: with extensive green areas; row housing; separation of living, working, leisure and traffic; and a contemporary shopping centre.

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