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The World Around presents groundbreaking architecture and design projects from the past year at its third annual Summit

20 JANUARY 2022

New York-based architecture and design platform The World Around returns this year on Saturday, February 5, for the third edition of its annual summit celebrating architecture and design’s now, near and next. Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are TWA Institutional Partners for 2022.

Het Nieuwe Instituut to Host the First Solar Biennale

23 NOVEMBER 2021

Het Nieuwe Instituut is teaming up with the Solar Biennale to host the event’s first exhibition in September 2022. Founded by designers Marjan van Aubel and Pauline van Dongen, the Solar Biennale aims to foster new visions based on solar energy by highlighting potential future uses and developing technologies. 

Save the Date: The World Around Summit 2022

20 NOVEMBER 2021

Het Nieuwe Instituut will be one of two international venues to host the week-long summit of The World Around, the New York-based architecture and design platform. The third annual summit “celebrating architecture and design’s now, near and next”, is dedicated to sharing critical and cutting-edge new projects and conversations in the fields of contemporary architecture, design and culture. It will take place from 29 January to 5 February 2022.

From paper to pixels – Het Nieuwe Instituut presents the living archive of architects MVRDV.

11 OCTOBER 2021

MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio is a multimedia exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI) opening on Saturday 6 November 2021. Based on three recurring themes – green, human, and dream – the exhibition highlights more than 400 projects from MVRDV's archive. In addition, HNI offers a glimpse of the renowned firm's working methods with drawings, sketches, models and other archive materials. The exhibition, on HNI's sixth floor, overlooks one of the MVRDV's much-discussed recent designs – the new Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen.


International Call for Fellows 2020: Selected Fellows Announced

Through its annual Call for Fellows, Het Nieuwe Instituut invited applicants to submit a research proposal for a fellowship from October 2021 to March 2022. The jury has now awarded two Research Fellowships and one Research Stipend. The three selected projects each demonstrate timeliness and ambition, as well as fostering collective forms of research and networks of solidarity. The selected Research Fellows are MELT and The School of Mutants, and a Research Stipend goes to Robin Hartanto Honggare.

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents ENTER_Milan at Salone del Mobile 2021


From 6 to 10 September, ENTER_Milan reflects on the current state of the design field and the challenges ahead. ENTER_Milan takes place both online and in Milan, at Supersalone during Salone del Mobile 2021. The event marks the first public appearance of Enter, an online meeting and event platform initiated by Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Het Nieuwe Instituut Presents Temporary House of Home and Designing the Social

25 MAY 2021

On 4 July 2021, two new exhibitions will open at Het Nieuwe Instituut: Temporary House of Home and Designing the Social.

Dutch Pavilion Opens at Venice Architecture Biennale

21 MAY 2021
On 20 May, the Dutch pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia was digitally opened by outgoing minister Van Engelshoven. The Dutch pavilion hosts the exhibition Who is We? Curated by Francien van Westrenen (head of the agency of Het Nieuwe Instituut), it features artistic contributions from Afaina de Jong (architect) and Debra Solomon (artist). Het Nieuwe Instituut is the commissioning agent for the Dutch pavilion.
La Biennale di Venezia is open to the public from 22 May to 21 November. The exhibition Who is We? can also be experienced digitally at


Press kits for past exhibitions and activities can be found in the respective project’s web magazine. They can be accessed through the webmagazines overview