Het Nieuwe Instituut's programming and R&D has an international focus that reflects the fact that design operates in a global field and presents itself on a global stage.
From its inception, Het Nieuwe Instituut has positioned itself as an organisation with an international scope. This is reflected in the institute’s three long-term research tracks, its exhibitions programme, its many activities abroad, and the contribution of numerous foreign researchers, designers, makers, critics and curators to its activities. The State Archive of (Dutch) Architecture is also part of an international dialogue through its loans to foreign museums and the role the collection plays in numerous internationally oriented exhibitions.
The institute has several formal international responsibilities. These include an extremely successful guest programme that introduces foreign professionals to the world of Dutch design; and curating and organising the Netherlands’ participation in international architecture biennales. The institute is also responsible for policy relating to internationalisation. In recent years this has included the development of a strong International Materials & Design network.
Het Nieuwe Instituut performs three key roles as Coordinator for the Internationalisation of the Creative Industries. It functions as coordinator, it maps talent and it stimulates international exchange of knowledge in areas where the creative industries can be directly involved in social issues.
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.
International Materials & Design Network Meeting - Salone del Mobile 2017
During Salone del Mobile Het Nieuwe Instituut organised its second expert meeting for the International Materials & Design Network. This network was founded in 2016 at Het Nieuwe Instituut’s initiative to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and ideas in the field of innovation in materials, design and sustainability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Games for Cities Conference
The Games for Cities programme hosts the first international conference with leading international ‘city-game’ design experts on 20 and 21 April in Het Nieuwe Instituut. Games for Cities, organised by Play the City and partners, aims to bring Dutch city-gaming practices into closer contact with international best practices. The programme combines keynotes on how city-gaming is the future of city-making with numerous city-game sessions.
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.
Publication Round N Around
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.