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2019
10
Oct
10/10/2019 – 29/12/2019
 

In Spirits in the Material World, artist Heman Chong reflects on spaces that exist in the grey, the darkness, the slippages into the netherworld. The installation is on view in Het Nieuwe Instituut from 10 October 2019 to 29 December 2019.

Past events

2019
10
Oct

In Spirits in the Material World, artist Heman Chong reflects on spaces that exist in the darkness; the slippages into the netherworld. The installation is on view in Het Nieuwe Instituut from 10 October 2019 to 29 December 2019.
On 10 October, Heman Chong and Director of Research Marina Otero Verzier will further elaborate on Spirits in the Material World in an informal opening talk.

2019
19
Sep

This Design Dialogue focuses on the shifting position of the designer within the global geography of freelancing and current economic climate in the creative sector; one where labour is increasingly outsourced, delegated, masked and displaced. With Stefan Stefansson, Lara García Díaz, Fanfare (Freja Kir and Miquel Hervás Gómez) and Silvio Lorusso.

 

2019
16
May

In this talk, The Afterlife of Soil, Christina Sharpe will think about wakes, slavery museums and memorials, about soil and dust. In order to do this she will turn to, among other sites, The Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and the Legacy Museum from Slavery to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, Alabama. She will also look to the work of two Black women visual artists Simone Leigh and Torkwase Dyson.

2019
09
May
09/05/2019 – 10/05/2019
 

The symposium Making Matters, co-organised by Het Nieuwe Instituut, offers opportunity for exchange across disciplines, by shifting the notion of making from maker culture to a wider set of creative practices, and by proposing alternatives to the solutionism of contemporary techno-creative industries. The symposium is set up as a dialogue between different kinds of making practices and aims to develop new perspective on their critical potential.

2019
12
Mar
09:30 – 10:30
 

Director of Research Marina Otero Verzier participates in Mextrópoli 2019 in Mexico City. She takes part in the Mextrópoli conference on 12 March, where she will give a talk on Het Nieuwe Instituut's long term research project Automated Landscapes.

2019
04
Mar

Join architect Ippolito Pestellini and Marina Otero, Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut, as they discuss the political, social and physical impact our digital lives have on the spaces around us.

2018
06
Dec

In this design research workshop, that is part of ThingsCon, a joining of forces is sought between critical design practices around smart cities, the practice of IoT driven precision farming and unexplored potential of machine learning systems (framed by the ‘responsible AI’ discourse). The central question of the workshop is: (how) can the ecological development of cities be supported by machine learning systems?

2018
01
Dec
01/12/2018 – 07/12/2018
 

Screen Spaces, a geography of moving image is an exhibition and lecture program within the For the Record series from 1 to 7 December 2018 in New York. The program explores video and time-based media, including net art, set-design, animation, video, reportage, music videos, television, CCTV and social media channels, as sites of reality production and circulation. By examining the material, spatial and political dimensions of the space of the screen and the territories it mediates, Screen Spaces aims to unveil the identities, ideologies and imaginaries that inform video culture today.

2018
24
Nov
11:00 – 17:00
Dutch Pavilion, Biennale Architettura 2018

On November 24, a public program will mark the end of the exhibition in the Dutch pavilion in Venice and celebrate its multiple afterlives. The finissage includes a screening and discussion on Logistical Nightmares, a project by the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths University of London, and performances by Het Nieuwe Instituut’s 2018 Fellows on the theme of BURN-OUT.

2018
22
Nov
19:30 – 21:00
Het Nieuwe Instituut

From its main port in Rotterdam, to its productive hinterlands of greenhouses and farms, the logic and relations that define the physical and social landscape of work and labor in the Netherlands are being redefined by machines, data and interfaces. In this event, Meiny Prins, Susan Schuppli, Stephan Petermann, Víctor Muñoz Sanz, Marina Otero Verzier and Marten Kuijpers will engage in a public conversation on the spatial implications of automation for the built environment. Arjen Oosterman will moderate the evening.

2018
31
Oct
19:00 – 21:00
Varia

Life Hacks is a series of gatherings that respond to this ambivalence by exploring the approaches and techniques adopted to design or redesign life against the backdrop of growing precarity and an intensified entrepreneurial regime. Life Hacks is part of Het Nieuwe Instituut’s fellowship program around the theme of BURN-OUT.   

2018
26
Apr

An evening about the technologies and imaginaries of automation, with the teams selected through the Open Call for the Extended Program of the Dutch Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2018, jointly organized by Het Nieuwe Instituut and Creative Industries Fund NL. With Jane Chew, Northscapes Collective (Hamed Khosravi, Taneha K. Bacchin and Filippo laFleur), Syb Groeneveld, Marina Otero Verzier, Paolo Patelli, Matthew Stewart, Giuditta Vendrame and Liam Young. Moderated by sociologist Willem Schinkel.

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
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
15
Jun

This Bot Club evening focussed on Critical Bots. With presentations by media artist Julian Oliver, digital culture researcher Anne Helmond, and the bots themselves.

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 Verzier
Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Katia Truijen, Marten Kuijpers, Anastasia Kubrak
k.truijen@hetnieuweinstituut.nl
Alex Walker