On Saturday 3 March the new exhibition Dissident Gardens opens to the public. In Gallery 1 the exhibitions Biotopia, Smart Farming, Gardening Mars and Pleasure Parks are on view. Gallery 2 is reserved for The Human Insect: Antenna Architectures 1887-2017.

17:00 – 19:30

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free access with ticket via ticket link.

The Dutch landscape is the direct result of human intervention and is the most productive, agricultural landscape on earth. Dissident Gardens takes a critical as well as current state at the current relationship of this designed landscape as a product of imagination and control, focusing on certain key developments in more detail. Dissident Gardens is on show from 4 March until 23 September 2018.


For Gallery 1 Frank Bruggeman developed an exhibition model that takes a unique approach to the far-reaching rationalisation of the agricultural landscape, Mars as the last utopia, the possible role of the designer as a researcher and the holiday resort as a solution for the changing relationship between the landscape and the city. In Gallery 2, The Human Insect: Antenna Architectures 1887-2017 will raise the issue of the far-reaching entanglement of man and technology, with Mark Wigley as a curator. The exhibition is designed by the architect Andrés Jaque, founder of The Office for Political Innovation.