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'How will we live together?' is the focus of Biennale curator Hashim Sarkis, to which Het Nieuwe Instituut asks in return - 'Who is We?'. With the theme Multispecies Urbanism, the Dutch pavilion provides an answer, presenting new perspectives on urban development in which the starting point for design is the cohabitation of people and more-than-humans, from animals and plants to soil life and artificial cognitive systems.

An investigative approach has once again been adopted, and in 2020, an artistic team will give substance to the Dutch pavilion. Architect/researcher Afaina de Jong and artist/researcher Debra Solomon are the first members of the team, whose point of departure is the question 'Who is We?' Their contributions argue that a fundamental curiosity about the 'other', including other forms of life, is a condition for the emergence of a new quality in cities and societies. Afaina de Jong develops projects under the title The Multiplicity of Other to address the dominance of a single-sided view of cities, identifying the multiform human presence as fundamental. Debra Solomon, who coined the term Multispecies Urbanism, emphasises the importance of the more-than-human by developing socio-ecological urban interventions, seeing soil and soil life as the foundation of society.

Het Nieuwe Instituut programmatically links the ambitions of the Dutch pavilion in Venice to regional and national contexts through collaborations with the City of Amsterdam, the Creative Industries Fund NL, and others.

Professor Dr Caroline Nevejan, Chief Science Officer for the city of Amsterdam, has been invited to chair the editorial board to give substance to the parallel programme of the Dutch pavilion. Together with many others, Nevejan introduces City Science as a new way of working on the city in which the worlds of research, design and policy are structurally linked.

Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Creative Industries Fund NL have also issued an Open Call for the parallel programme, enabling architects and urban planners to submit and carry out a contribution to the theme. With this Open Call, Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Creative Industries Fund NL aim to promote knowledge and contribute to the development of research in the field of architecture and urbanism. More information here.

The 17th International Architecture Exhibition will run from 23 May to 29 November 2020.

Note for editors

For more information or visual material please contact Eveline Mulckhuyse or Christiane Bosman: e.mulckhuyse@hetnieuweinstituut.nl en c.bosman@hetnieuweinstituut.nl.

Fragile drawings by Theo van Doesburg temporarily on show at the Belvedere, Vienna

12 FEBRUARY 2020

Two drawings by Theo van Doesburg of designs for Café Aubette will be exhibited at the Belvedere, Vienna, from 14 February to 1 June 2020. That these drawings can now be exhibited at all is entirely due to intensive research and conservation work carried out by the Disclosing Architecture restoration and conservation programme.

Six design teams selected for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

19 DECEMBER 2019

Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Creative Industries Fund NL announce the six design teams selected from their open call for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. The open calls aim to promote knowledge and contribute to the development of research in the fields of architecture and urbanism. La Biennale takes place from 23 May to 29 November 2020.

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents three projects at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) 2019

17 DECEMBER 2019

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents three projects at the eighth Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) from December 2019 to March 2020 in Shenzhen: Automated Landscapes: Time, Cycles, Automata and Dalang Fever 3 and the symposium Tender Machines.

G/D THYSELF: Spirit Strategy on Raising Free Black Children

10 DECEMBER 2019

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents G/D THYSELF: Spirit Strategy On Raising Free Black Children, an installation by the international artist collective The Ummah Chroma (Terence Nance, Jenn Nkiru, Marc Thomas, Kamasi Washington, Bradford Young, with Lauri Faggioni and Erin Wile), in collaboration with International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

 

Who is We?

19 NOVEMBER 2019

Het Nieuwe Instituut, commissioner of the Dutch pavilion for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, presents the theme Multispecies Urbanism as the Netherlands' official contribution.

First public presentation of Open Archive during Dutch Design Week 2019

8 OCTOBER 2019

As part of the Open Archive project, Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision have selected artist/designer Oana Clitan, artist Guy Königstein and filmmaker Donna Verheijden to create new media works based on both institutions’ openly accessible digital collections. The works are being presented publicly for the first time during Dutch Design Week.

Architecture of Appropriation: On Squatting as Spatial Practice

3 SEPTEMBER 2019

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents the new publication Architecture of Appropriation. On Squatting as Spatial PracticeThe book marks the outcome of a long term research program and collective endeavor by Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Press

6 AUGUST 2019

This exhibition explores the role of a fashion garment as a socio-political carrier. The hoodie tells many stories - tales of social inequality, youth culture, subculture, police brutality, racism, privacy, fear and style. It is a garment that sparks a range of emotions, communicating all manner of social and cultural ideas and nuances depending on the gender, geography, age, conduct and ethnicity of the wearer and, in turn, the prejudices and politics of the viewer. Popularised by Champion in the 1930s, the hoodie was a practical solution for workmen; it is now, arguably, Western Fashion’s last truly political garment.

 

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