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The Reading Room is a series of evenings dedicated to the act of collective reading. It is a place to decipher and interpret the world with its countless languages and systems, including phenomena that by their ubiquity evade investigation. Led by an artist, researcher or designer, a small audience will reflect upon a concept, a text, an object or an image. The Reading Room is a space for intimate, provocative conversations. It is a place for creative confusion and sometimes even frustration, in which speakers and audience are not looking for concrete solutions but for higher resolutions. Subjects in previous Reading Rooms include exhibition, surveillance, migration, liquidity, museum, insecurity.

Reading Room Nights

Reports of recent Reading Room Nights. For more information about all Reading Room events see 'activities'.

Reading Room Afternoons

The Reading Room afternoon is a space for intimate, inquisitive conversations, organised by one of Het Nieuwe Instituut's research fellows. These are public events at which we present ongoing research, and invite experts to reflect on the chosen subject. The first Reading Room afternoon will take place in the Autumn of 2016.

Delany Boutkan, Marten Kuijpers, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Setareh Noorani
Alex Walker