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
Het Nieuwe Instituut 2021 Call for Fellows
The 2021 iteration of the Open Call Het Nieuwe Instituut offers two research fellowship positions for six months, from October 2021 to March 2022. Following the calls of recent years on the body’s burn-out (2018), planetary exhaustion (2019), and ‘regeneration’ through new institutional practices (2020), the 2021 iteration of the Open Call for Fellows doesn’t propose a theme to which applicants have to respond. Instead, it offers a channel through which to amplify the applicant’s own issues of concern. With the 2021 Open Call, Het Nieuwe Instituut turns the gaze outwards, to accommodate something that we don’t yet know.
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 of Regeneration: New Institutional Practices. Following recent 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 and Caribbean arts platform Tilting Axis launch this year’s Tilting Axis Fellowship programme for mid-career or established cultural workers based in the Caribbean. The initiative aims to foster and stimulate mutual exchange between the Caribbean region and the Dutch cultural field. Together with the lead partners, other cultural institutions including the Amsterdam Museum, De Appel, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Kunstinstituut Melly will collaborate with the selected applicant during the fellowship.
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.