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2020
10
Dec

A screening of a video by Sumayya Vally will be followed by a conversation with the video maker and Wayne Modest on the restitution of African cultural heritage. This is the fourth edition of Monument, a collaboration with e-flux Architecture, to discuss how monuments have—once again—come to play a pivotal role in mobilizing and rearticulating struggles for recognition.

2020
17
Dec

The Coming South: Struggles, Epistemologies, Solidarity seeks to respond to the deepening divides that sustain the polarisation and hierarchy justifying the Global North - Global South world order. This world order is made manifest not just in global geopolitics but also in the micro-environments of urban spaces, defining formal and informal relationships that range from those between nation states to those between local communities. Generations of political militants, intellectuals and activists have engaged with these issues - issues that are only exacerbated today, during the pandemic, and in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008 which has demonstrated and worsened a number of other crises as the status quo of globalisation.

Past events

2020
13
Nov

Vertical Atlas - world.orbit is a public research project focusing on a critical and generative engagement with satellite data. In a series of workshops, artists and designers can learn how to find, read, process and translate satellite data. Alternative digital cartographies can identify other ways of representing global and local developments in narratives that help us to see Earth anew.  

2020
12
Nov

A screening of videos by Sarmen Beglarian, Vasyl Cherepanyn and Milica Tomić followed by a conversation together with Arna Mačkić on the resignification and destruction of monuments in Kyiv, Ukraine and Omarska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is the third edition of Monument, a collaboration with e-flux Architecture, to discuss how monuments have—once again—come to play a pivotal role in mobilizing and rearticulating struggles for recognition.

 

 

 

2020
06
Nov

Vertical Atlas - world.orbit is a public research project focusing on a critical and generative engagement with satellite data. In a series of workshops, artists and designers can learn how to find, read, process and translate satellite data. Alternative digital cartographies can identify other ways of representing global and local developments in narratives that help us to see Earth anew.  

2020
30
Oct

Vertical Atlas - world.orbit is a public research project focusing on a critical and generative engagement with satellite data. In a series of workshops, artists and designers can learn how to find, read, process and translate satellite data. Alternative digital cartographies can identify other ways of representing global and local developments in narratives that help us to see Earth anew.  

2020
23
Oct

In this public design-scenario research workshop, participating artists, designers, architects and experts investigate marine permaculture as a (re)generative transition strategy for repurposing obsolete fossil-fuel infrastructure in the North Sea. The aim is to develop a strategy for transforming oil production platforms into marine zoöps for ecologically sustainable food forests and carbon capture.

2020
16
Oct

In this public design-scenario research workshop, participating artists, designers, architects and experts investigate marine permaculture as a (re)generative transition strategy for repurposing obsolete fossil-fuel infrastructure in the North Sea. The aim is to develop a strategy for transforming oil production platforms into marine zoöps for ecologically sustainable food forests and carbon capture.

2020
15
Oct

A screening of videos by The Black Archives and Quinsy Gario followed by a conversation with Simone Zeefuik on new rituals and performances to make monuments mean otherwise. This is the second edition of Monument, a collaboration with e-flux Architecture, to discuss how monuments have—once again—come to play a pivotal role in mobilizing and rearticulating struggles for recognition.

2020
09
Oct

In this public design-scenario research workshop, participating artists, designers, architects and experts investigate marine permaculture as a (re)generative transition strategy for repurposing obsolete fossil-fuel infrastructure in the North Sea. The aim is to develop a strategy for transforming oil production platforms into marine zoöps for ecologically sustainable food forests and carbon capture.

2020
01
Oct

A screening of videos by Manuel Correa and Dima Srouji, followed by a conversation on the practice of unearthing monuments and its contribution to the construction of history. This is the first edition of Monument, a collaboration with e-flux Architecture, to discuss how monuments have—once again—come to play a pivotal role in mobilizing and rearticulating struggles for recognition.

2020
19
Sep
11:00 – 17:00
Het Nieuwe Instituut

How often can we keep recharging our batteries? The treatments in this spa resort are designed to make us think about productivity and the burn-out of people and the planet. Researchers, designers and artists use the element lithium to illuminate the beneficial and harmful aspects of our constant search for energy. Our phones, laptops and electric cars run on lithium. The mineral is also used to treat all kinds of physical and mental disorders. However, lithium mining and use also contribute to environmental damage, the dispossession of Indigenous peoples and oppressive forms of social control. When the cure is worse than the disease, shouldn't we accept the limits of energy and develop new ways of living?

2020
17
Jul

Het Nieuwe Instituut's Marina Otero Verzier and Setareh Noorani will be part of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) Annual Symposium: ARCH/TECTURES ARCH/VES. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the SAHGB Annual Symposium has been re-imagined as a series of four afternoon virtual seminars between July and October. The first of these seminars, Concealment / Representation, takes place on 17 July 2020.

2020
25
Jun

The series Gossips aims to bring women together, to re-generate and re-perform the original concept of ‘the gossip’ as a support structure for women’s ideas, thinking processes and exchanges. The second event in the series invites art critic Elisabeth Lebovici and curator Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, and is moderated by curator iLiana Fokianaki.

2020
21
May

This Thursday Night Live! programme revisits the lecture Do Comrades Gossip? by Jodi Dean. Looking back at a night of intimate conversations, writer and philosopher Simon(e) van Saarlos reflects on the evening through the lens of personal memory and practice.

2020
17
Apr

 The symposium will ask how to view and trace the impact and historical interconnections of technologies, social ideals, and legal and computational protocols that have managed humans, their time, their labor, and their behavior.

2020
12
Mar

David Adjaye will engage in a conversation with Nikolaus Hirsch about the restitution of African cultural heritage in the context of his own architectural work. This event is the second edition of Monument, a series organised in collaboration with e-flux Architecture to investigate how monuments have come to play an increasingly significant and contested role in the constitution of identities, be they national, ethnic, communal, or other.

 

2020
05
Mar

This event has been cancelled In the wake of rising nationalism, critiques of globalism, and ongoing emancipatory struggles around the world, the series Monument, organised in collaboration with e-flux Architecture, investigates how monuments have come to play a significant and contested role in the constitution of identities—be they national, ethnic, communal, or other. In its first event, architect and scholar Mabel O. Wilson will discuss spaces of America’s commemorative landscape. Wilson’s work addresses the necessity to make visible the history of lynching and its legacy in mass incarceration through public commemoration. The presentation will be followed by a conversation with Mitchell Esajas from the Black Archives around the processes of reification within the Dutch context. 

 

2020
21
Feb
13:30 – 17:30
 

Zoönomic Futures is an immersive training programme aimed at developing a practical ethics for a society that is no longer human-centric. Context for this training is formed by extrapolating the zoöp concept 40 years into the future.

2020
30
Jan
19:30 – 21:00
 

The evening with Stefanie Hessler and Armin Linke will mark the launch of a new publication Prospecting Ocean, unmasking the entanglement of industry, politics, culture and economics at the frontier of ocean excavation.

2019
19
Dec
21:00 – 22:00
 

Geological Filmmaking stages an encounter between film and geology across their formal, material and temporal dimensions, and highlights some representational and perceptual issues surrounding the ecological crisis. It uses the geologic and the filmic as prisms through which to theorise points of exchange between human and nonhuman processes that occur on incommensurate spatio-temporal scales – yet are still intertwined. 

2019
12
Dec

Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut Marina Otero Verzier will take part in the Curating The City, in Bologna on 12 December 2019. The international symposium represents a network of art, architecture and nature curatorial events in European cities.

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
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.

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

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