New presentations of mainly young design talent can be seen in the foyer of Het Nieuwe Instituut every few weeks. It is a way of highlighting a striking design or innovative research, whether or not it is connected with the current exhibition and debate programme of Het Nieuwe Instituut. Admission free.
7 April - 21 April 2019
Designing for Precarious Citizens
Designing for Precarious Citizens is a research-by-design project by Artez Future Makers, the centre of expertise for interdisciplinary design based research. Starting point of this project is the work of Dutch architect Johan Niegeman, who attempted to design a better quality of housing for the masses. Apart from dedicating himself to designing for these ‘precarious’ citizens, Niegeman was convinced that design should always be achieved with the best techniques available.
20 March - 7 April 2019
Method & Critique – Frictions and Shifts in Research through Design
RTD 2019 takes over Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Pop-in space to challenge the normative relationships between humans and objects. Through an exploration of artifacts central to exhibition design RTD, offers a window into critical discourses that reflect new modes of design research and practice.
26 February - 17 March 2019
Tussen Wal en Schip: A post-colonial story
'Tussen Wal en Schip' (Between Shore and Ship) is a hand-tufted and beaded carpet that depicts the unseen realities of designer Pascale Therons fellow South Africans. It is a controversial conversation piece highlighting the complex colonial history and ongoing connection between the Netherlands and South Africa that goes unacknowledged, is misunderstood, and is often intentionally forgotten.
05 - 24 February 2019
Recrafting Craft - An Exploration of Speculative Scenarios for Tomorrow’s Fashion Education
Based on the on-going design research Recrafting Craft fashion educator and researcher Mascha van Zijverden explores, in collaboration with architect Dirk Osinga, speculative scenarios for tomorrow’s fashion education. What if the future fashion school was located at a farm and created its own circular economy? What if the fashion school merged with a biotech research lab at a university?
18 December 2018 - 4 February 2019
Tim ter Wal
Tim ter Wal (1984) started drawing at the age of 3. While he could not yet talk, he managed to express himself through his drawings. Working with chalk on the blackboard became a means to create peace in his mind, as well as a way to process his stimulated imagination from impressions gained on the way to school.
27 November - 16 December 2018
Everything around us has been conceived and designed. The grey streetlight on the corner, the bends in the road, the slots of the mailbox, and the drain of the urinal. In the VPRO podcast Ongesigneerd you can hear the stories behind these inconspicuous objects, not only from designers and users, but also from historians and philosophers. What do these everyday designs say about us and our society?
22 - 25 November 2018
The experimental documentary FUTURELAND is produced by the Centre for Research Architecture’s Master’s students, which emerges out of collective fieldwork they conducted in the Port of Rotterdam as part of Sonic Acts Academy 2018. As a basis for the film, individual research and collective writing explore the consequences of our contemporary logistical condition.
30 October - 25 November 2018
9 - 28 October 2018
25 September - 7 October 2018
3 - 23 September 2018
Building for Biodiversity
According to the platform nextcity.nl, a strong ecosystem and rich biodiversity are the basis for a higher quality of life for all species, and a fundamental responsibility of their designers. This pop-in expo, 'Building for Biodiversity’, shows the entry of students of Maike van Stiphout and Mathias Lehner (nextcity.nl), who focus on building for biodiversity.
10 July - 2 September 2018
The Geometric Gardens by Sørensen
The Geometric Gardens are located in a forest clearing near the Herning Art Museum in Herning, Denmark. The composition consists of nine geometric shapes, an eleven meters long disc, six polygons with eleven meters long sides, a circle and an oval. In this pop-in expo Joost Emmerik presents models of The Geometric Gardens and a series of photographs by Christina Capetillo.
19 June - 8 July 2018
The New Garden
The New Garden is a public space with an ecological system of herbs, shrubs, animals and birds. Artist/designer Frank Bruggeman and ecological horticulturalist Hans Engelbrecht planted the garden in the spring of 2015 on the grounds around Het Nieuwe Instituut. The garden is a temporary landscape like those that spring up on wastelands and vacant inner-city plots. Bruggeman and Engelbrecht have selected plants that are suited to these specific circumstances. This flora is presented in a photo reportage.
22 May - 17 June 2018
Eduard Böhtlingk shows two of his mobile projects: The Marquis and OPENhuis to address the blurring boundaries between what is built and what is around it. Increasing mobility is generated by projects such as the rise and creation of tiny houses and stimulated by the smartphone that disconnects people from a fixed location. In this way, a new impulse is given to mobile architecture.
10 April - 20 May 2018
27 February - 08 April 2018
6 - 25 February 2018
23 January - 4 February 2018
9 - 21 January 2018
19 December - 11 February 2018
5 - 17 December 2017
21 November - 3 December
31 October - 19 November 2017
17 - 29 October 2017
3 - 15 October 2017
Mallification is a two-year research project that traces the physical and digital developments of the shopping mall. The exhibition is centred around the film The Creators of Shopping Worlds by the German filmmaker Harun Farocki (1944-2014) that analyses how malls are being designed in order to maximise traffic and sales.
19 September - 1 October 2017
11 July - 3 September 2017
Het Nieuwe Instituut and De Stijl
To mark the De Stijl centenary, which is being celebrated under the theme 100 years of De Stijl. From Mondriaan to Dutch Design, PostNL has joined forces with Het Nieuwe Instituut and The Gemeentemuseum in The Hague to produce a set of ten postage stamps. The De Stijl stamps bear images of masterpieces from both museums’ collections. This summer’s ‘pop-in expo’ at Het Nieuwe Instituut will show the context in which this stamp collection, designed by PutGootink designers, was made. The exhibition contains a film about the process of making the stamps, a masterpiece from the Theo van Doesburg collection, and a contemporary wallpaper design inspired by De Stijl.
27 June - 9 July 2017
George ta aki!
In 2015, the design collective Pink Pony Express set out to find a model of Willemstad from 1973 which had disappeared from the Madurodam miniature park in 1991. In the radio documentary ‘Waar is Willemstad’, they told the story of the model’s remarkable journey, which started 43 years ago and ended in Curaçao.
27 June - 2 July 2017
Re-use, Redevelop & Design: How the Dutch Deal With Heritage
What should we do with vacant buildings? Where there is vacancy, there is room for something new, be it housing, leisure or healthcare facilities. Surprising combinations often follow, such as a school or a community centre in a factory complex, a shop in a church or a recreation area in a military zone.
20 - 25 June 2017
Alive. Active. Adaptive.
The international conference Alive. Active. Adaptive. on 19 and 20 June 2017 in Het Nieuwe Instituut inspired this Pop-in expo. The conference brought together design practitioners, researchers, engineers, architects and artists to discuss the future of emerging materials and the implications for design research and practice. The conference was organised by the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG).
13 - 18 June 2017
6 June - 11 June 2017
Jalan + Toko
‘Jalan’ was shot in Jogjakarta and is part of a series of four films about the microeconomy and resourcefulness in urban public space. Street vendors improvise, claim sidewalks and recycle materials to generate an income. In 2014 Tomesen took her shop-on-wheels named 'Toko', filled with typical Indonesian plastic household products, like a Javan merchant, to the suburban areas of Amsterdam-North.
30 May - 4 June 2017
Rotterdam-based designers Ward van Gemert and Adriaan van der Ploeg began working together as NIGHTSHOP in 2010. Since then, they’ve explored a mix of elements of ‘high’ and popular culture in their designs, so investigating the boundaries between supposed good and bad taste. This week’s Pop-in expo features a selection of their recent work: Business Furniture, Crackerjack and The Strangers/The people in our street.
23 - 28 May 2017
9 - 21 May 2017
King on the moon: Exploring Space
It will certainly take a while, but it’s going to happen one day: the colonization of the Moon and Mars. Space agencies, scientists, international companies and architects are already planning a new society beyond the Earth. These developments put the notion of ‘public space’ and its limits into a new and challenging context. The (im)possibilities seem endless.
2 - 7 May 2017
Eindhoven Eight Redux
Influenced by the particular context of a city attempting to redefine itself through design and technology, a new breed of architecture studios is emerging in Eindhoven: Open Architecture Office, Werkstatt, UArchitects, Atelier to the Bone, Houben/Van Mierlo, Wenink Holtkamp, 12N/Fulco Treffers and Ateliereen.
24 April - 8 May 2017
18 - 23 April 2017
11 - 16 april 2017
4 - 9 April 2017
21 March - 2 April
Design Museum Dharavi
This week's pop-in expo features the work of Design Museum Dharavi. This unique museum, based in the neighbourhood of Dharavi, Mumbai, showcases products by talented locals in the form of a nomadic exhibition space, and employs design as a tool to promote social change and innovation on a global scale.
14 - 19 March 2017
The One Minutes is a global network devoted to moving image. Every month, a different artist is asked to put together a new series of 60- second films that investigate how we perceive and engage with moving image. Museums and cultural organisations around the world subscribe to the series.
28 February - 12 March 2017
White Spots: A Journey to the Edge of the Internet
White Spots is a multimedia project by documentary filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak, visual artist Jacqueline Hassink and information designer Richard Vijgen. Stepping beyond the frontiers of the networked world, they explore unwired landscapes, communities and lifestyles, and question the need to be always “on”, plugged into a single, seamless, planetary techtopia.
21 - 26 februari 2017
07 - 19 February
07 - 19 February
From the Human Perspective
With the pop-in expo From the human perspective art platform The Publisher shows us the artistic talent of refugees that came to Europe in recent years. Through art, the power of the individual and the need for self-expression asylum procedures are been investigated. This pop-in expo shows the positive effect of creativity on integration.
30 January - 5 February
3 - 8 January 2017
10 January - 5 February 2017
State of Strong Design
The past 25 years of architecture and urban planning policy have yielded a bountiful and colourful harvest. Compiled by the Office of the Government Architect, the exhibition brings together numerous projects that came about through the incentive policies and the patronage of the State. Moreover, the exhibition devotes ample attention to young talent, internationalisation, and developments in architectural education.
18 - 30 January 2017
Artist Diana Scherer is selected by the jury of the 2016 New Material Award as the New Material Fellow. For the next months Het Nieuwe Instituut will support Scherer as she develops her research project further. Scherer was awarded the fellowship for her Interwoven project, in which she manipulates plant root systems to create a textile-like material.