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Archives at Risk - On the power and vulnerability of Dutch design heritage

11 OCTOBER 2022

For Dutch Design Week (22 to 30 October), Network Archives Design and Digital Culture (NADD), a consortium of 40 Dutch institutions coordinated by Het Nieuwe Instituut, presents the exhibition Archives at Risk in the Microlab Hall in Eindhoven. Visitors can discover the richness and fragility of Dutch design heritage through the five very different personal archives – from Borre Akkersdijk, Hella Jongerius, Jason Page and Karen Huang, Lies Ros, and Emile Truijen – on display.

Preannouncement: 2022 Architecture Prix de Rome Exhibition - Healing Sites

3 OCTOBER 2022

From 18 November 2022 to 9 April 2023, Het Nieuwe Instituut presents the nominated architect’s submissions for the 2022 Architecture Prix de Rome in which Arna Mačkić, Dividual (Andrea Bit and Maciej Wieczorkowski), Lesia Topolnyk, and Studio KIWI (Kim Kool and Willemijn van Manen) respond to the theme Healing Sites. The nominees have been selected by an international jury. 

The Energy Show - Sun, Solar and Human Power now open


With Europe amid an energy crisis, Het Nieuwe Instituut and The Solar Biennale make a timely investigation into solar design. The Energy Show - Sun, Solar and Human Power opened last weeekend at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. The exhibition, part of The Solar Biennale, revolves around the sun and its design possibilites and runs until 5 March 2023.

The Dutch Pavilion wins the Golden Bee Award at the XXIII Triennale di Milano

13 JULY 2022

The Dutch Pavilion has won the Golden Bee Award at the XXIII Triennale di Milano. The pavilion has been commissioned by Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Netherlands’ Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture. Entitled Have we met? humans and non-humans on common ground, the Dutch Pavilion promotes new ways for understanding our planet as a shared space for plants, microbes, humans and other animals. 

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents the Netherlands' contribution to the 23rd Triennale Milano International Exhibition

13 JULY 2022

Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Netherlands’ national museum for architecture, design and digital culture, presents Have we met?, on show in Milan from 15 July to 11 December 2022. Het Nieuwe Instituut is commissioned by the Netherlands' Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to curate this official Dutch contribution.

Het Nieuwe Instituut brings solar design to Salone del Mobile 2022

7 JUNE 2022

Het Nieuwe Instituut presenteert in Milaan tijdens de prestigieuze designbeurs Salone del Mobile 2022: The Solar Energy Kiosk. Een op zonne-energie werkende installatie, ontwikkeld door de in Rotterdam gevestigde ontwerpstudio Cream on Chrome. 

Het Nieuwe Instituut, MVRDV and Rotterdam Architecture Month present The Podium

2 JUNE 2022

In recent weeks, Rotterdam has seen a bright pink city stage become a reality on the roof of Het Nieuwe Instituut. 

Het Nieuwe Instituut becomes the world’s first Zoöp – a revolutionary organisational model in which people work together with all other forms of life

21 APRIL 2022

On international Earth Day, Friday 22 April, Het Nieuwe Instituut will become the world’s first Zoöperative: a unique form of organisation that takes the ‘voices’ and interests of non-human life into account in its decisions. At the same time, The New Garden opens, as does In Search of the Pluriverse: an exhibition that examines how design can contribute to a multivocal world.


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