Past events

2017
03
Nov

In this workshop, participants will learn to unpack the complex networks of materials, labour, politics, and sociocultural relations that are woven into and surround the object as a designed artefact. Guided by the Brazilian design researchers A Parede, the workshop will critically question the act of design as a universal, formulaic, or predictable process. 

2017
02
Nov

In this workshop, participants will learn to unpack the complex networks of materials, labour, politics, and sociocultural relations that are woven into and surround the object as a designed artefact. Guided by the Brazilian design researchers A Parede, the workshop will critically question the act of design as a universal, formulaic, or predictable process. 

2017
16
Jun
09:30 – 17:00
 

On 16 June 2017 Het Nieuwe Instituut's Research & Development team presents a programme around the Thursday Night Live! Bot Club: Critical Bots event on 15 June.

2017
15
Jun

A well known fact since the US election is that bots and algorithms play a major role in spreading fake news and in the emergence of filter bubbles. But bots can also play a more critical role. These ‘critical bots’ are the focus of Bot Club 2. Join us for an evening with media artist Julian Oliver, digital culture researcher Anne Helmond, and the bots themselves.

2017
15
Jun
15/06/2017 – 16/06/2017
 

On 15 and 16 June 2017 The Bot Club (humans welcome): Critical Bots event was held at Het Nieuwe Instituut. During the Thursday Night Live! The Bot Club: Critical Bots event, Julian Oliver and Anne Helmond gave lectures and the next day a Hackathon was organized. Criticial Bots was the second edition of Bots Club (humans welcome), a recurring program on algorithmic culture by Het Nieuwe Instituut. 

2017
11
May
19:30 – 21:00
 

Making up Mars on 11 May 2017 was about the interplay between cultural, scientific and technical ideas related to living on Mars. Agata Kołodziejczyk (European Space Agency, ESA), artist Ivan Henriques and Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (Het Nieuwe Instituut) gave lectures on their perspective on the Red Planet. Moderator was Aldje van Meer (Willem de Kooning Academy).

2017
03
May

On 3 March 2017 Design duo Formafantasma presented their research into global ore flows, from overground mining to e-waste. In conversation with curator Natasha Hoare, they investigated the relationship of designers and institutions in highlighting the landscape of mining and manufacture. This dialogue questioned the “immateriality” in digital design enabled by metal ores. Curator Natasha Hoare and artist Giuseppe Licare joined the discussion. .

2017
13
Apr

This performative evening was about the perceived identity of the moving body in today's networked space of outward appearance. Explored through a series of acting exercises for motion capture technology performed by Gareth Taylor, in which the audience was encouraged to participate. Simone Niquille gave a lecture about Gait Analysis and afterwards took photo's with an infrared camera.

2017
03
Apr

Professor of Anthropology Rosalind C. Morris examines the social life and aftermath of matter. Specifically, she gave a reading of the conflict mineral Gold through various formats, including film and text. With a response by Het Nieuwe Instituut fellow Füsun Türetken.

2017
23
Mar
19:30 – 21:30
Het Nieuwe Instituut

This evening brought together Rotterdam-based designer Chris Kabel, who conceived the exhibition Designing the Surface during his fellowship at Het Nieuwe Instituut, designer and digital artist Lucy Hardcastle, Jurrien Brouwer from Philips, and design critic Alice Rawsthorn.

2017
16
Mar

CCA chief curator Giovanna Borasi and artist Nabil Ahmed presented their recent work on the relation between architecture, territory and health, followed by an open conversation with Andrea Bagnato (research fellow at HNI). In this Reading Room, historical examples were put in a dialogue with recent epidemics to explore infectious diseases from a spatial point of view.

2017
08
Feb

Het Nieuwe Instituut participated in the Future Force Conference, organised by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, which took place in the Hague on 9 February 2017. The Future Force Conference is a highly innovative international networking conference addressing the theme: From partnerships to ecosystems: combining our efforts for a more secure world. Het Nieuwe Instituut contributed to the conference with two breakout sessions under the title Base of the Future and with speakers such as Malkit Shoshan, Jan Willem Petersen, Ekim Tan and Marina Otero Verzier.

2016
24
Nov

Femke Snelting reads computer code from a cyberfeminist perspective, noting the cultural assumptions and blind spots behind the programming. With the audience she will read the BioVision Hierarchy standard for motion capture. What assumptions about the human body does it conceal? What effect do these have when movement is translated into code?

2016
13
Oct

In cities like London, New York and even in less privatised Amsterdam, housing is becoming more and more limited and expensive. In this Reading Room architect Jack Self will read ‘domestic time’ to uncover unexpected strategies to renegotiate the home into a place for living instead of an object for speculation.

2016
08
Sep
20:00 – 22:00
 

Our body is both our strength and our weakness. It is the thing with which we express and live our notion of ‘self’, but also what confines us: the body is the instrument through which society, politics and the state define us and impose identity. With, among others, Jos de Mul, professor in Philosophical Anthropology at the Erasmus University, designer Simone C. Niquille and artist Philippine Hoegen.

2016
16
Jun

On Thursday June 16th Het Nieuwe Instituut celebrates the kick-off of the Fellowship Programme 2016. The four selected fellows Andrea Bagnato, Simone Niquille, Noam Toran and Füsun Türetken will present their research proposals in the form of a conversation.

2016
12
May

This Reading Room, led by Cooking Sections, combined a performative dinner with a critical reading of the food system. What impact do our food choices have on climate and ecology in particular?

2015
17
Dec
20:00 – 22:00
 

In this edition of Reading Room Michelle Provoost and Wouter Vanstiphout examined the spatial implications of the immigration crisis.

2015
26
Nov

We are more than ever aware how we are continuously monitored and how our data are being mined, stored, and analyzed. How can agency be reclaimed in the face of the contemporary security apparatus? With artist Paolo Cirio.

2015
08
Oct

In an age in which the writing of fashion history has been relegated to the PR departments of fashion houses, Het Nieuwe Instituut attempts to construct an open canon of Dutch fashion. Guus Beumer, artistic director of the Temporary Fashion Museum, takes the Reading Room public on a journey through Dutch fashion history.

Marina Otero
Tamar Shafrir, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Katia Truijen, Marten Kuijpers, Víctor Muñoz Sanz
k.truijen@hetnieuweinstituut.nl
Jan Robert Leegte