Open Call for an Embedded Researcher: Selection Committee Report
The Open Call for an Embedded Researcher is an initiative exploring and advancing the possibilities of coupling research and design. With this Open Call, Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Serpentine Galleries, and Studio Formafantasma seek to engage researchers and designers in the development and dissemination of innovative and critical ideas by being part of a collaborative, transnational, design act. The selection committee recognised and awarded the position of Embedded Researcher to Riccardo Badano, whose application demonstrated a clear understanding of the mission, of all the parts involved, and the form that his possible contribution might take.
Open Call for embedded researcher
Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Serpentine Galleries launch an Open Call for an embedded researcher in the field of design, in collaboration with Studio Formafantasma.
The Chromatic Dinner is headed to Seattle
Artist Martin Butler and vegan chef Alexander Gershberg are hosting their multi-sensory eating experience in Seattle on three locations from September 9th through 14th. Het Nieuwe Instituut supports the project by commissioning new unique design pieces from Dutch designers: Cedric van Parys, Funda Baysal, David Derksen and Mae Engelgeer which are included into the concept of the dinner.
Power Plant at the London Design Biennale
Marjan van Aubel will be re-presenting The Netherlands during the London Design Biennale with Power Plant, the world's first self-powering greenhouse.
Open Call for the Extended Program of the Dutch Pavilion 2018
Het Nieuwe Instituut and Creative Industries Fund NL launch an Open Call for proposals to participate in the program of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. This Open Call invites researchers and designers in the field of architecture to submit projects for the extended program of the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018, in response to the theme WORK, BODY, LEISURE, commissioned by Het Nieuwe Instituut.
Dutch Pavilion Architecture Biennial Venice 2018
Het Nieuwe Instituut, the commissioner of the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, announces WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the theme of the official Dutch contribution to the biennial.
The Material Revolution
As part of its internationalisation programme – which focuses on material innovation, design and sustainability – Het Nieuwe Instituut has started collaborating with Vitra Design Museum. In this context, a design talk will take place on Thursday, 21 September, in the Vitra Design Museum, with designers Christien Meindertsma and Maurizio Montalti as guest speakers.
Embassy of Data
The Embassy of Data, a multi-day programme during the World Design Event in Eindhoven, will aim to raise awareness of the possibilities and opportunities presented by data but also the threats and inadequacies. An exhibition, a varied programme of workshops and serious games, and an international conference will introduce visitors to some of the questions around data and its often invisible impact on our everyday lives. The Embassy of Data concludes the three-year programme of De Staat van Eindhoven.
Report Alive. Active. Adaptive.
Het Nieuwe Instituut invited five designers to the conference Alive. Active. Adaptive. highlighting how the profession is helping to drive the new materials revolution. Jane Szita wrote an report about the designer's contribution to the conference.
Alive. Active. Adaptive
Alive. Active. Adaptive. was an international conference organised under the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG) on 19 and 20 June 2017 in Het Nieuwe Instituut. The conference brought together design practitioners, researchers, architects and artists to discuss the future of emerging materials and its implications for design research and practice.
Clinic by Het Nieuwe Instituut and DutchCulture
Planning an international career in the arts or looking for advice about an international cultural project? Come to one of the monthly Information Point clinic with DutchCulture and Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.
Dutch pavilion at Cannes wins prize
The design of Studio Sabine Marcelis for the Dutch pavilion during Filmfestival Cannes, that serves as a meeting place for the international film industry, has won a Special Jury Prize. Marcelis was for the design inspired by 100 years of De Stijl.
Spatial composition in Red, Blue and Yellow at Cannes Film Festival
Het Nieuwe Instituut, EYE Filmmuseum and the Netherlands Film Fund have joined forces to curate the Dutch pavilion and offer Dutch design talent a podium during the Cannes Film Festival. Studio Sabine Marcelis has been invited to respond to the centenary of De Stijl in the form of a spatial design that will serve as a meeting place for the international film industry.
Digital experts visited the Netherlands
A group of digital experts from North Rhine Westphalia and Flanders visited the Netherlands to expand their network in the world of digital culture and learn about current developments in the field as part of the International Visitors' Programme. Part of the programme was an expert meeting during the STRP Biënnale in Eindhoven. Jane Szita wrote an report about their meeting.
New Material Award during Salone del Mobile
In Atelier Clerici vindt van 4 tot en met 9 april de feestelijke presentatie van de New Material Award plaats. Het Nieuwe Instituut viert de ontwerpen van 18 makers tijdens de internationale designweek in Milaan.
Publication Round N Around
Round N Around consisted of two workshops and a conferenc, the results are presented in a publication. Round N Around is a collaborative research project between the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam (HVA citizen data lab), the University of São Paulo and Het Nieuwe Instituut. With the support of local biker communities, researchers and public managers, the project aimed towards better biking conditions in São Paulo. The results of the two workshops and the conference are presented in a publication.
New Material Award: Design-led research as a driving force for a sustainable future
The International New Materials network, which was founded by Het Nieuwe Instituut, visited the New Material Award's award ceremony during Dutch Design Week 2016. Carole Collet, professor in Design for Sustainable Futures and director Design & Living Systems Lab at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts in London, wrote an article in response to the New Material Award 2016.
Round N Around - São Paulo
Round N Around is a collaborative research project between the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam (HVA citizen data lab), the University of São Paulo and Het Nieuwe Instituut. With the support of local biker communities, the project aims to explore the technologies developed for the measurement and analysis of data on the user experience of bike paths in the city of São Paulo. Cyclists, researchers and public managers contributed to an ecology and encourage the use of bike lanes in the city.
Interview with International Visitor Amy Cimini
Historian and performer Amy Cimini visited the Netherlands as part of the Sonic Acts Festival, a thematic festival with a strong focus on contemporary and historical developments at the intersections of art, science, music and technology. She was invited as part of the Het Nieuwe Instituut's International Visitors' Programma. R&D researcher Katía Truijen did an interview.
New Material Award 2016 winners announced
On Saturday 22 October the winners of the New Material Award 2016 were announced. The winners are Olivier van Herpt - New Material Award 2016 - and Diana Scherer - New Material Fellow.
New Material Award 2016
Eighteen designers have been selected for the New Material Award 2016 and was presented during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. This biennial award challenges artists and designers to apply and develop sustainable materials and innovative technologies.
Het Nieuwe Instituut asked twelve Rotterdam-based designers and design studios for their visions of ‘Living in Rotterdam in the year 2030’. The results will be exhibited at two prominent sites in Rotterdam in the weeks leading up to the ‘Woonvisie 2030’ referendum on 30 November 2016.