In recent years, the concept and practice of research has attracted renewed attention within the cultural sector. Research plays a critical role in elucidating the relevance of both existing and new ideas, and the responsibility of institutions in their construction and promotion. Het Nieuwe Instituut wants to acknowledge and give visibility to research projects offering departures from established modes of thinking and to become the motor for sharing collective forms of knowledge. The Research and Development department at Het Nieuwe Instituut is headed by Marina Otero Verzier.
Updates on current projects, up-coming events and other activities of the Research & Development team
The Coming South: Struggles, Epistemologies, Solidarity
The Coming South: Struggles, Epistemologies, Solidarity is a three-day online symposium on 17, 18 and 19 December 2020. It responds to the deepening divides that sustain the polarisation and hierarchy justifying the Global North - Global South world order.
Exploring post-anthropocentric thinking, More-than-Human is a new collaborative and multidisciplinary publication from Het Nieuwe Instituut, Office for Political Innovation, General Ecology at the Serpentine Galleries, and Manifesta Foundation.
A series that investigate how monuments have – once again – come to play a pivotal role in mobilising and rearticulating struggles for recognition.
Jury Report 2020
Through its 2020 Call for Fellows, Het Nieuwe Instituut invited collectives to work in residence from October 2020 to March 2021. The jury awarded Research Fellowships to two projects, O grupo inteiro with Drought, Nurturing, Orós, Caatinga, Sertão; and Resolve Collective with Following Infrastructions.
Regeneration: Open Call for New Institutions
For this iteration, the Open Call for Fellows focuses on the theme ‘Regeneration. New Institutional Practices.’ Following last years’ calls on the body’s burn-out (2018) and planetary exhaustion (2019), the 2020 programme invites collectives to take current conditions of burn-out and exhaustion as a point of departure to generate forms of collective organization and action.
The Gossips lecture series aims to bring women together, to re-generate and re-perform the original concept of ‘the gossip’, which originally meant a female companion, as a support structure for women’s ideas, thinking processes and exchanges.
Tilting Axis Fellowship
Het Nieuwe Instituut has joined forces with Tilting Axis to offer a Fellowship to one mid-career or established applicant based in the Caribbean. The Fellowship is supported by Het Nieuwe Instituut as lead partner and host, and will include collaborations with the Amsterdam Museum, De Appel, The Black Archives and Witte de With.
Jury Report 2019
Through its annual Call for Fellows, Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Research Department acknowledges and gives visibility to projects engaged in developing other modes of thinking, knowledge production, and research practice. For this iteration of the Call for Fellows, the Research Department has selected the theme of BURN-OUT. Exhaustion on a Planetary Scale. The jury recognised and awarded a Research Fellowship to three projects.
BURN-OUT. Exhaustion on a Planetary Scale
On March 18, Het Nieuwe Instituut launches its yearly Open Call for three research fellows to work in residence from September 2019 to February 2020. With the title: BURN-OUT. Exhaustion on a planetary scale, this year’s theme addresses exploitative, multi scalar structures, and aims to instigate other forms of coexistence, sensibility and care for larger, multispecies, collective bodies. Through its annual Call for Fellows, Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Research Department acknowledges and gives visibility to research projects offering departures from established modes of thinking and practice. Applications are open from March 18 to April 22, 2019.