Each year, dozens of international professionals working in the fields of architecture, design, fashion and e-culture come to the Netherlands at Het Nieuwe Instituut’s invitation to get acquainted with the multidisciplinary way of working that characterises Dutch design. The International Visitors Programme fosters international dialogue, cultural exchange, market expansion, and broadening of the international professional network.
In 2014, Het Nieuwe Instituut received the following international guests:
Nicolás Valencia (CHL) / December 2014
Nicolás Valencia, a journalist for ArchDaily, came to the Netherlands to attend Mark Wigley’s 2014 Premsela Lecture.
Claudia Banz (DE) / December 2014
Art historian and curator Claudia Banz from Germany has been invited to visit the Netherlands to hold a lecture on 4 December at the 2014 Fashion Symposium.
Susan Freinkel (USA) / October 2014
As main speaker for the lecture 'Hello PLASTIC' at Het Nieuwe Instituut on 23 October 2014, Susan Freinkel is visiting the Netherlands in the context of the International Visitors Programme.
Zach Lieberman and Golan Levin (USA) / October 2014
In the context of the Cinekid festival, two prominent media professionals from the United States - Zach Lieberman and Golan Levin - have been invited to the Netherlands. On October 9 and 10 they will visit various new media institutes in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, including Het Nieuwe Instituut.
Rashiq Fataar (RSA) / September 2014
In collaboration with the Consulate General in Cape Town and the INTI (International New Town Institute), Rashiq Fataar from South Africa was invited to the Netherlands to expand his network and gain new ideas and knowledge.
Jo Simpson (UK), Mathew Stevenson-Wright (UK), Marlo Saalmink (DK) and Lotte Mostert (BE) / July 2014
An international group of four fashion professionals was invited to serve on the expert panel at Lichting 2014, the competition for up-and-coming fashion talent.
Marco Pecorari (IT), Rita Airaghi (IT) and Nadia Magnenat Thalmann (CH) / June 2014
Three keynote speakers at the Re-Source fashion conference came to the Netherlands under the auspices of the International Visitors' Programme.
José Armenio de Brito Cruz and Guilherme Wisnik (BRA) / June 2014
José Armenio de Brito Cruz and Guilherme Wisnik of the São Paulo Architecture Biennial visited Rotterdam in connection with the Dutch city's architecture biennial and spoke with Het Nieuwe Instituut about possible collaboration.
Stephan Becker and Adeline Seidel (DE) / May 2014
Two German journalists visited Rotterdam for the opening of the architecture biennial, Het Nieuwe Paviljoen 2014 and the exhibition Wood.
Chris Cerrito and Tom Klinkowstein (USA) / May 2014
Het Nieuwe Instituut invited two American speakers to appear at DEAF2014 under the auspices of its International Visitors Programme.
Nelly Ben Hayoun (UK) and Paola Antonelli (USA) / May 2014
Two international speakers were invited to attend the What Design Can Do design conference in Amsterdam, and they also visited Het Nieuwe Instituut.
Ewa Porębska, Grzegorz Stiasny and Marcin Czechowicz (POL) / April 2014
A team from the Polish architecture magazine Murator Architektura visited the Netherlands to meet designers and get a close-up view of projects. The magazine subsequently published a special Dutch issue.
Meredith Carruthers (CA) / March 2014
As curator of the 2014 Istanbul Design Biennal, Meredith Carruthers visited various Dutch designers.
Caroline Baumann (USA), Edwin Heathcote (UK) and Virginia Tassinari (BE) / January 2014
Three design experts visited the Netherlands to sit on the Rotterdam Design Prize jury.