Het Nieuwe Instituut founded the International Materials & Design Network to organise collaborative projects with international partner organisations, to enable knowledge exchange on innovation in materials, design and sustainability and to support talented Dutch designers to expand their international networks. Below an overview of events
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.
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.
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.
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.
Material Dialogue - Designblok 2016
Three Dutch designers will present their work at the Designblok 2016 in Prague from the 27th to 31st of October. They will also participate in the master class Happy Materials, working together with three Czech designers to engage in a dialogue.
The Materials Farm - FADfest 2016
Het Nieuwe Instituut cooperates with Materfad, materials center and FADfest, the All Design Festival in Barcelona. Within the context of the festival theme "Food, Sustainable Emergency and Design” three Dutch designers, three Spanish and three international designers participate in the program The Materials Farm - agriculture, food and living organisms: a source for new material.
International Materials & Design Network Meeting - Salone del Mobile 2016
During the Salone del Mobile 2016, Het Nieuwe Instituut organised a International Materials & Design Network Meeting about materials innovation, design and sustainability in partnership with Materfad: Materials Centre (Barcelona) and Happy Materials (Prague).