21 February 2019
19:30 - 21:30
Suzan Doornbos – Shape your Circle
Woodturner and designer Suzan Doornbos discovered the art of woodturning five years ago after reading the book ‘Om de vorm’ [On form] on the life and work of Maria van Kesteren. As an assistant to and under the mentorship of the now 85-year-old Maria van Kesteren, Suzan developed a style of her own. The hallmark of Suzan’s work is its simplicity of form, and a recurring theme of hers is serenity. She steers clear of ‘fussy’ types of wood and frills, and goes back to basics. By combining wood with other materials such as rubber, rope and metal, she aims to strengthen her forms and create timeless designs. In this workshop Suzan will share her fascination for circular forms and use her work to show how she comes up with her designs.
4 April 2019
19:30 - 21:30
Karel Millenaar – Become President of Play
What if losing is a game? Game designer Karel Millenaar believes that every complex idea can be simplified while you play. Taking losing as his point of departure, he involves the players in a speeded up process of thinking and making from which different roles emerge. Since you learn the most by doing, these games are played and evaluated together. Not dwelling too long on an idea and simply starting to mess around is precisely what makes problems easier to grasp.
Diana Ritfeld – Mess with your Headwrapping
As a teenager Diana Ritfeld was excited by the traditional Suriname headscarves that her grandma wore. These angisas are Surinamese cultural heritage; each form expresses a different message. The creative headscarves that Ritfeld wears and distributes are created without any pre-conceived plan and are artistic, free designs. Be just as spontaneous in creating your own headscarf with the help of Diana.
Dean Bowen - Poetry from a speculative archive
The poet Dean Bowen is interested in the reproduction of memories, or what amounts to telling ourselves fictional stories. How much is fiction, and how can this fiction be deployed as a strategy to communicate about our inner world? Take part in an exercise in unoriginal writing with Dean Bowen in order to become dishonest, perhaps in a slightly more honest way.
Jeanne van Heeswijk – Radicalizing the local
What kind of local support systems can we build right here and now? In the course of the workshop, a map, a timeline and a strategy will be created, for building complex patterns and systems of change through relatively small interactions.
Marjan van Aubel - Power Plant Workshop
What if we could tackle both the world’s energy and food problems? What if we could harvest both electricity and food within one system using the power of the sun? Power Plant is the world’s first self-powering greenhouse, developed by solar designer Marjan van Aubel. In the Power Plant workshop, we will develop concepts in a short time and translate them into scale models.
Samantha Thole - Transformer Talisman
Thursday Night Workshop
Artist Samantha Thole took her inspiration for this workshop from the themes of the exhibition Dissident Gardens: the clash between our desire to control our surroundings and our fascination with the wild, untamed forces of nature.
De Onkruidenier - Wild Plant Tasting
Thursday Night Workshop
Under the supervision of De Onkruidenier, participants explore De Nieuwe Tuin as they look for the positive values of wild plants.
Shailoh Phillips - Critical Making
Thursday Night Workshop
Media artist Shailoh Philips works along the cracks between different disciplines and organizations, aiming to enable people to tap into the creative and critical potential of the digital era.
Maarten Bel – How do you hit upon an idea?
Discover your creativity with the help of multidisciplinary artist Maarten Bel.
Amenti Movemeant – Dancing Through Layers
Where does nature end and our body begin? Explore this through dance and movement under the inspiring supervision of the Amenti Collective. Draw inspiration from the Dissident Gardens programme and use Het Nieuwe Instituut as a playground for experiment.
Anja Groten & Heerko van der Kooij – Control the Controller
Take your controller apart and put it back together again! In this hands-on workshop with Anja Groten and Heerko van der Kooij (Hackers & Designers), participants join battle with the computer.
Arna Mačkić - Engaging with Inclusive Architecture
This workshop has been cancelled.
The architect Arna Mačkić is concerned with questions of collective identity in countries and cities, and in how architecture can play a mediatory role. In this workshop she introduces participants to her way of thinking, leading to a more inclusive approach to the design of public space.
Oksana Savchuk - Trip Down Memory Lane
For architect Oksana Savchuk, walking helps us to bring body, mind and space together. In the workshop Trip Down Memory Lane Savchuk challenges you to visualise your latest or daily route from memory.
Yophi Ignacia - Love Letter to your Outfit
What is the role of the designer in a world that revolves around fast fashion? Design for Longevity is a design philosophy that aims to prolong the lifespan of garments. In this workshop we explore design thinking by focusing on disruptive design principles, such as hacktivism, modularity and non-material design solutions. Starting with love letter writing to your favourite garment as a research method.
Charlotte Kan - Photosensitive painting on textile
Fashion designer Charlotte Kan is always looking for new techniques. During the last few months she has been focusing on experimenting with photosensitive paint.
Jan Rothuizen - Draw Big
The artist Jan Rothuizen worked on a huge mural inside Het Nieuwe Instituut. In the workshop ‘Draw Big’ you can join Jan for an expedition through the institute. He will encourage you to draw and write not only about what you see but above all about what you hear, feel and think on your journey. You then record all these experiences on a huge sheet! The final result: a collective ‘soft map’ of Het Nieuwe Instituut. This is a workshop for anyone who loves to draw or write, as well as those who like to mess about!