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This is the place to find press images and press releases about our current activities.

For questions and inquiries please contact Esmee Köhler via or +31 (0)6 83 87 82 12 or Ester Martens via or +31(0)10 44 01 268.

International Call for Fellows 2019: Announcement of the final selection

3 JUNE 2019

Through its annual Call for Fellows, Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Research Department invited practitioners and researchers to work in residence from September 2019 to February 2020. The jury recognised and awarded a Research Fellowship to three projects, each of which demonstrated critical rigour and a depth of understanding of the broader issues that are at stake in their proposal.

100 years after the foundation of Bauhaus, Het Nieuwe Instituut opens Neuhaus

25 APRIL 2019

For four months from 19 May 2019, Het Nieuwe Instituut’s programming will be investigating more-than-human knowledge. 100 years on from the foundation of Bauhaus, under the banner Neuhaus, we are opening a temporary academy taking visitors on an exploration of what it could mean for humanity to learn to experience the world without putting itself at the centre. What if humans could learn to think, observe and design led by the interests and possibilities of animals, plants, robots and microbes?

Het Nieuwe Instituut during Salone del Mobile 2019

2 APRIL 2019

Het Nieuwe Instituut stages two presentations during the international design week from 9 to 14 April 2019 in Milan, that both focus on design research. I See That I See What You Don't See is the official Dutch contribution to the XXII Triennale di Milano, and the New Material Award presents innovative material research at Alcova.


Joint lobby around archives of design and digital culture successful. Minister tasks Het Nieuwe Instituut with undertaking investigation

14 MARCH 2019

The minister for education, culture and science, Ingrid van Engelshoven, has given Het Nieuwe Instituut the task of identifying important and threatened archives of design and digital culture. The commission follows a joint letter from the design field, in which the Association Dutch Designers (BNO) took the lead. Together with Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Wim Crouwel Institute, the Louis Kalff Institute and other parties, they pushed for an action plan for design archives.

Letters to the Mayor: a meeting at City Hall

14 MARCH 2019

On 4 March 2019, Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb and Alderman Said Kasmi of the Education, Culture and Tourism department received the publication containing the results of the Letters to the Mayor project.

I See That I See What You Don't See Opens in La XXII Triennale Di Milano

21 FEBRUARY 2019

Op 1 maart 2019 opent I See That I See What You Don’t See, de Nederlandse bijdrage aan de XXII Triennale di Milano. In deze Triënnale onderzoekt curator Paola Antonelli met het thema Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival, welke rol design kan spelen bij het herstellen van de relatie tussen de mens en zijn omgeving, in zowel natuurlijke als sociale ecosystemen. De Nederlandse bijdrage reageert op het overkoepelende thema met een presentatie over onze relatie tot duisternis.

I See That I See What You Don’t See

28 JANUARY 2019

The Dutch contribution to the XXII Triennale di Milano comprises a programme of events in both Milan and Rotterdam, and a publication. It takes the complex relationships between light and dark, between seeing and not seeing, as a starting point for an exploration of their conflicting effects on humans, the Earth and other organisms.

Josien Paulides appointed new director of finance and operations at Het Nieuwe Instituut

7 JANUARY 2019

From mid-March 2019, Josien Paulides will take up the post of director of finance and operations at Het Nieuwe Instituut. 

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