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
14
Dec

A duo lecture in Sonneveld House with designer Sabine Marcelis and architecture historian Hetty Berens. Marcelis and Berens will each reflect 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.

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.

Past events

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
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

Due to the rapid computerisation and the equally rapid growth of the Internet, digital resources are now collected in quantities that were never anticipated. This requires a new approach in which digital artists and designers are important sources of inspiration. Het Nieuwe Instituut presents a diptych by artist Rafaël Rozendaal and data designer Jan Willem Tulp.

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
15:00 – 17:30
 

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’.