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2019
23
Jul
23/07/2019 – 10/11/2019
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Bauhaus Lessons highlights the work of teachers and students at the Bauhaus and educational institutions inspired by the German school. Bauhaus Lessons draws upon materials by Bauhaus students - or Bauhäusler– such as Lotte Stam-Beese and teachers such as Mart Stam and Johan Niegeman from the collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut.  

2019
19
Oct
19/10/2019 – 27/10/2019
 

Reuse of digital collections in museums and archives produces new stories in potentially surprising, innovative forms. For Open Archive, Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision have invited makers to create new work using archive items from their digital collections. Artist Guy Königstein, filmmaker Donna Verheijden and artist/designer Oana Clitan will develop new media works based on both institutions’ online digital collections as part of the Open Archive project. They will present their work at Dutch Design Week 2019.

2019
07
Nov
19:30 – 21:30
 

What exactly do we mean by 'open collections', and how can you reuse their materials? During the Re:Use clinic on 7 November at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Maarten Zeinstra (Open Nederland, Creative Commons Nederland) explains everything about copyright, Creative Commons, and the free use of archive materials.

2019
14
Nov

The re-use of digital collections in museums and archives generates new narratives with potentially surprising and innovative forms. Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision have invited three makers to create new works based on their digital collections. Artist Guy Königstein, filmmaker Donna Verheijden and artist/designer Oana Clitan have each developed a media work that will be exhibited at Het Nieuwe Instituut from 14 November.

2019
28
Nov

Guy Königstein, Donna Verheijden and Oana Clitan present their installations for Open Archive. Three makers spent six months researching the open, digital collections of Het Nieuwe Instituut and Beeld en Geluid (Sound and Vision) to develop a concept for their work. They are interviewed about their work processes and the reuse of archival materials.

Past events

2019
10
Oct

The 5th edition of the Iconic Houses Lecture Tour Europe takes place from 7 -15 October 2019, when Pavel Kuznetsov, Director of the State Museum of Konstantin and Viktor Melnikov, and Deputy Director of the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, will tour six iconic houses in six European cities with his lecture on the Melnikov House in Moscow. On 10 October the 5th edition will be hosted at Het Nieuwe Instituut. 

2019
26
Sep

Are there places designed for or by queer communities? Or is it mainly a history of communities appropriating spaces? Together with archivist Alfred Marks, the State Archive for Architecture and Urban Planning will be viewed from a queer perspective. Dirk van den Heuvel discusses the results of his ongoing research into queerness in architecture, and Aad Koster takes you into Rotterdam's queer history.

2019
12
Sep

In recent years a lot has happened in the area of ​​community centres. After restrictive measures caused spending cuts and closures, they are back on the rise. These buildings act as centres for educational and recreational activities for the neighbourhood, as well as being multi-purpose buildings. With their resurgence, the typology and identity of these buildings is in the spotlight again, from the creativity of their designed spaces to their commissioning and sustainable financial models.

 

2019
12
Sep

In the 1970s and 1980s, a group of Dutch architects, artists and landscape architects organised meetings about architecture, nature and art in search of a new organic and ecological approach to architecture. They were inspired by, among others, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), the founder of anthroposophy, and by ideas about the unity of the arts as a design tool.

2019
04
Jul

Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Van Eesteren-Fluck & Van Lohuizen (EFL) foundation present Archive Explorations, an evening about architect and urban planner Cornelis van Eesteren. The event celebrates the occasion of the official transfer of the Van Eesteren archive to Het Nieuwe Instituut. Floor Milikowski, Linda Vlassenrood and Suzanna Jansen discuss their research, and Hetty Berens (Conservator, Het Nieuwe Instituut) shows highlights from the Van Eesteren archive. 

2019
23
May

How do you design a living space for someone who cannot indicate their specific housing needs or wishes? How can a safe and stable living environment be created for people with intellectual disabilities? This edition of Archive Explorations looks at various types of housing designed for this group in the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning. 

2019
24
Feb

In February, the Jaap Bakema Study Centre organises archive conversations with and about the authors of the archive material that is on show at Habitat: Expanding Architecture. Sunday 24 February, Pjotr Gonggrijp and Frits Palmboom will be talking about their work based on the material on show in the exhibition.

2019
08
Feb

To celebrate the centenary of the opening of the Bauhaus in 1919, Hetty Berens, curator of Sonneveld House, will give a lecture about the relationship between the Bauhaus and Sonneveld House during the 2019 Art Rotterdam Week.

2019
07
Feb

To celebrate the centenary of the opening of the Bauhaus in 1919, Hetty Berens, curator of Sonneveld House, will give a lecture about the relationship between the Bauhaus and Sonneveld House during the 2019 Art Rotterdam Week.

2019
03
Feb
14:00 – 16:00
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In February, the Jaap Bakema Study Centre organises archive conversations with and about the authors of the archive material that is on show at Habitat: Expanding Architecture. Sunday 3 February, the members of the Tanthof Working Group that were responsible for the Delft expansion Tanthof in the 1970s. Frans Hooykaas, Peter Lüthi, Joost Váhl, Hiwe Groenewolt and Anneloes Groenewolt-van den Berg will share their memories of this process using material from the exhibition.

2018
06
Dec

Het Nieuwe Instituut acquired the archive of MVRDV, including a large number of maquettes, in 2016, but cannot keep it in its entirety. In this Archive Talk, curator Suzanne Mulder discusses the considerations and conversations that precede the choice of models that will be included in the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning. How does such a complicated selection come about?

2018
28
Nov

The 2018 edition of the annual conference of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre is dedicated to Aldo and Hannie van Eyck. In honour of their achievements and as a celebration of their work, the conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners to explore the rich legacy of their ideas and aspirations for a humanist architecture.

2018
08
Nov

Pendrecht in Rotterdam and KhTZ in Kharkiv are two neighbourhoods chosen by artist Wendelien van Oldenborgh to examine through the lens of gender, class and race. An introduction to a new work-in-progress about construction and perception. With contributions by Levgeniia Gubkina, Hannah Dawn Henderson, Ola Hassanain and Alexandre Furtado Melville.

2018
19
Oct

Habitat: Expanding Architecture is a research installation which captures a key moment in the history of architecture and urban planning: the tenth CIAM conference at Dubrovnik in 1956. Here the concept 'habitat' was a central theme: a broader understanding of architecture through a new ecological approach viewing architecture less as an autonomous discipline than as part of larger, dynamic whole.

2018
17
Jun

During Architecture Day, the Urban Guides will lead you through Sonneveld House. During the tour, your guide will talk about the history of the house and will point out interesting details.

2018
16
Jun

During Architecture Day, the Urban Guides will lead you through Sonneveld House. During the tour, your guide will talk about the history of the house and will point out interesting details.

2018
14
Jun

During this evening, Arno van der Hoeven will present the most important findings from his research into participatory heritage websites, Mike de Kreek will explore the social power of online neighbourhood oral history programmes, and Walther Hasselo will talk about enriching urban heritage collections through crowdsourcing and linked data.

2018
12
Apr

Join our quest for a more varied perspective of the shared heritage from Indonesia, Suriname and the Netherlands, combining material from the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning and research into the Surinamese landscape. With Sara Frikech, Daphne Bakker, Paul Bijl, Thiëmo Heilbron, Simone Zeefuik and Hetty Berens.

2018
18
Mar

On March 18, the Jaap Bakema Study Centre and Archis/Volume will host the presentation of the book Jaap Bakema and the Open Society, the first extensive publication on the Dutch architect Jaap Bakema, his ideas and ideals for society at large. With Dirk van den Heuvel, Brita Bakema, Arnold Reijndorp, Dick van Gameren, Frans Hooykaas, and Herman Hertzberger.

2018
08
Feb

Accompanied by film footage and photographs from the 1920s, actors Stijn Westenend and Gonny Gaakeer read out passages from the correspondence of architect Han van Loghem and his wife Berthe Neumeijer about their time in the Siberian city of Kemerovo in 1926/1927. A film by Pim Zwier and the International Institute of Social History.

2018
01
Feb

An evening of speculation about alternative strategies for the reuse and preservation of architecture. Lionel Devlieger (Rotor), Suzanne Mulder (Het Nieuwe Instituut), Neil Bingham (Victoria & Albert Museum) and Dirk van den Heuvel (Jaap Bakema Study Centre) will discuss the subject in the context of the case of the Ministry of Social Affairs building and the Robin Hood Gardens building in London.

2017
14
Dec

A duo lecture in Sonneveld House with designer Sabine Marcelis and architecture historian Hetty Berens. Marcelis and Berens each reflected upon De Stijl as a design movement by looking at a specific interior design project. The two stories make clear that De Stijl was far from being an isolated avant-garde project but was and remains highly influential.

2017
05
Oct

A kaleidoscopic evening of architectural photography taking the State Archive of Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning as its starting point. Contributions by photographer Frank van der Salm, architect Jan Benthem, author Sanneke van Hassel, conservator Ellen Smit, and restorer Erica Jonkman.

2017
21
Sep

Digital sustainability needs heritage professionals to have the right knowledge and skills, now, and in the future. Have we already reached that point? Does the available knowledge already sufficiently meet the demand? And what is that demand, exactly?

2017
08
Sep
08/09/2017 – 11/02/2018
 

Since 2014, Het Nieuwe Instituut has involved designers, artists and researchers in opening up its collection and entices them to explore the role of an archive in their work. Over the past four years, this initiative has resulted in some remarkable projects that have been presented at home and abroad, but not in the institute itself. Archive Interpretations offers the perfect context to now bring home four different projects.

2017
11
Jul
11/07/2017 – 03/09/2017
 

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.

2017
06
Jul

Het Nieuwe Instituut ventured outside the architectural collection by inviting artist Rafaël Rozendaal and data designer Jan Willem Tulp to share their visions and experiences regarding the digital archive. Rozendaal did so on the basis of his own digital-art archive, Jan Willem Tulp drawed on his expertise to suggest ways of improving access to physical and digital archives through visualisations.

2017
29
Jun

Sonneveld House is a prime example of the Nieuwe Bouwen style. The design drawings show that while the functionalistic form of the house came easily, deciding on a functional layout proved to be more difficult. Starting from various archive materials, architecture historian and curator Hetty Berens explores the design history of the house. What choices were made and who was involved in the project?

2017
16
Jun

On June 16 2017 the Jaap Bakema Study Centre convened a symposium on the pressing issue of affordable housing, its architecture and planning. The symposium was part of the International Social Housing Festival 2017 and brought together a range of international scholars and designers: Kenny Cupers, Anne Kockelkorn, Jörg Stollmann, René Boer, Mirjana Milanovic, and Dick van Gameren. 

2017
10
Jun

The architecture and interiors of De Stijl are famous around the world. Dutch architects and designers like Gerrit Rietveld, Theo van Doesburg, Cornelis van Eesteren and J.J.P. Oud blazed the trail for generations of progressive thinkers who came after them. The historical roots of De Stijl are less well-known. This summer, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and Het Nieuwe Instituut present an overview of drawings, architectural models and examples of furniture by members of the influential art movement. Exhibited side by side for the first time ever, the works offer surprising insights: what seems simple and straightforward at first sight proves to be ambiguous and complex. And what appears new may turn out not to have been.

2017
11
May

The Weizmann House in Rehovot, Israel (1934-1937) was designed by the Jewish architect Erich Mendelsohn for Chaim Weizmann, biochemist, Zionist leader and, in 1949, the first president of Israel, and his wife Vera. Architect Tal Eyal advised on the renovation of the Weizmann House, which will be completed this year.

2017
06
Apr

On 6 April 2017 Thursday Night Live! was about feminisms in architecture and a manifestation of work by women that is included in the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning. With the TU Delft Feminists, architect Afaina de Jong and urban planner Riek Bakker.

2017
30
Mar

What is the situation of the archives of artists, designers, collectors, cultural institutions and businesses? Boekmanstichting, the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urbanism/Het Nieuwe Instituut, DEN Knowledge centre for Digital Heritage, the Reinwardt Academy and the RKD Dutch Institute for Art History organize a debate on 30 March in which the state of the cultural archives will be examined.

2017
02
Feb
19:30 – 21:00
Het Nieuwe Instituut

This evening the State Archive for Architecture and Urban Planning was squatted in order to explore traces of the Netherlands’ history of squatting and its significance for contemporary architecture. With contributions from curator Hetty Berens, architect Ton Venhoeven, researcher and artist Reinier Kranendonk and researcher and activist René Boer.

2017
19
Jan

In 2010 the Netherlands brought an end to fifty years of centralised spatial planning. Since then, spatial planning has followed the credo ‘decentralise where possible, centralise where necessary’. What are the results of this policy after six years and what new relationships has it created? Who dictates the Netherlands’ spatial planning today and what drives them?

2017
10
Jan
10/01/2017 – 05/02/2017
 

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. 

2016
08
Dec
19:00
Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main

Dutch and Flemish architects discuss the significance of the context for an architectural design and how adapting to and building upon existing conditions can produce new places. With Eagles of Architecture (BE), Christian Kieckens (BE), Korth Tielens architecten (NL), Studio Nauta (NL) and Tom Avermaete (BE).

2016
13
Nov

The French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster created a work especially for Sonneveld House. Opera-House is a domestic opera based on the Sonneveld family’s arrival in their new home. Using a series of soundtracks and objects, Gonzalez-Foerster transforms the static environment of the museum house into a theatrical space for active exploration.

2016
09
Nov

Dutch and Flemish architects discuss how their apparently radical architecture can produce a nuanced, poetic quality. With Goes & Berry (BE), Olivier Goethals (BE), Freek Persyn (51N4E) (BE), Lara Schrijver (Universiteit van Antwerpen) (NL) and Studio Donna van Milligen Bielke (NL).

2016
13
Oct

In cities like London, New York and even in less privatised Amsterdam, housing is becoming more and more limited and expensive. In this Reading Room architect Jack Self will read ‘domestic time’ to uncover unexpected strategies to renegotiate the home into a place for living instead of an object for speculation.

2016
09
Oct
11:00 – 17:00
Sonneveld House and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

This year the firm Gispen celebrates its 100th anniversary. On the 9th of October a special  Gispen Day will take place, organized by Het Nieuwe Instituut and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.

2016
20
Sep
19:30 – 21:30
 

The tatami is a Japanese floor mat with dimensions based on the human body. It is one of the four ‘platforms’ featured in the series of installations Platform. Body/Space. During this evening, art historian Dr. Sophie Berrebi presented the research behind Platform. Body/Space and professor Carola Hein gave a lecture on the history and cultural significance of the tatami. 

2016
15
Sep

Is there such a thing as ‘queer space’ and can it be designed? During this evening the Archive of Dutch architects and urban planners was being viewed through queer eyes. With archivist Alfred Marks, political scientist Mounir Samuel, filmmaker Tim Leyendekker, Prof. Jasmine Rault, architect Riëtte van der Werff and architect/researcher Dirk van den Heuvel. 

2016
15
Sep

By ‘queering’ the discipline of architecture, we sought to discuss new ways to arrive at an inclusive approach to architecture and urban planning from the LGBT perspective. Speakers included Jasmine Rault, who wrote a book on Eileen Gray and Sapphic modernity; Henry Urbach, who organized the exhibition Queer Space in New York in 1994; Wolfgang Voigt, who is preparing a book publication on gay architects together with Uwe Bresan; and Riëtte van der Werff who is building a project for LGBT-seniors in Amsterdam.

2015
13
Nov

An ode to the maids of the Sonneveld family: that is how you can sum up Natalie Konopelski’s graduation project for her master’s degree in interior architecture at the Piet Zwart Institute. In the archive of Het Nieuwe Instituut she went in search of missing information about their lives in Sonneveld House. In general terms her work is a critique of how house museums such as Sonneveld House present a reconstruction as reality.

2015
22
Oct

This autumn the Rotterdam-based architecture practice MVRDV is transferring its archive to Het Nieuwe Instituut. It is the first major archive to be added to the State Archive for Architecture that consists primarily of digital materials. What does this mean for the preservation and management of this archive? 

2015
17
Sep

How do you tell stories with data? In times of abundant flows of Open and Big Data, processing, interpretation and visualisation has become more urgant than ever. This Lecture Night is a collaboration with the Master of Design course at the Willem de Kooning Academy and is part of its series of 'Open Lectures’.