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For questions and inquiries please contact Robin van Essel via or +31(0)6 38 03 92 18 or Ester Martens via or +31(0)6 83 87 74 87.


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, the last truly political garment.


Malware exhibition reveals the destructive beauty of the computer virus

12 JUNE 2019

Het Nieuwe Instituut – Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture – presents Malware: Symptoms of Viral Infection, an exhibition about the history and evolution of the computer virus, from 5 July to 10 November 2019. Using the most infamous examples, the exhibition explores the cultural impact of malware and raises questions concerning security, warfare and geopolitics.

Inventorying Design and Digital Culture Archives

6 JUNE 2019

Het Nieuwe Instituut has completed its mission from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to create an inventory of important and threatened archives in the fields of design and digital culture. The report outlines a policy perspective on the government’s task in relation to the preservation of archives in these fields. 

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.

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