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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 2016, Het Nieuwe Instituut received the following international guests:

Francesca Ferguson (DE) / Oct 2016

Francesca Ferguson visits several architecture representatives and funds with regard to MakeCity festival 2018.

International New Materials Network / Oct 2016

A couple of partners of the International New Materials Network will visit within the framework of the New Material Award - award ceremony and exhibition during Dutch Design Week. 

David Kleeman (US) and Ruairi Glynn (UK) / Oct 2016

David Kleeman and Ruairi Glynn gave a lecture for students and teachers Visual Arts at Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Julie Lasky, Amanda Dameron, Paul Makovsky, Stuart Constantine (US) / October 2016

The International Visitors' Programme of Het Nieuwe Instituut organizes in collaboration with the Dutch consulate in New York a press tour for American design journalists to get introduced with the Dutch design world. 

Soenke Zehle (DE) / September 2016

Soenke Zehle, teacher and head of Experimental Media Lab, Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, visits Eindhoven to give a lecture in het Veemgebouw as part of the STRP Biennial at Veemgebouw. Besides, Zehle will have a couple of meetings with experts within the framework of digital culture. 


Tabita Rezaire (ZA) / September 2016

New Media artist Tabitha Rezaire visits KABK in the Hague to give a lecture and workshop. Besides, she visits WORM in Rotterdam and gives a lecture Decolonising Design during the Thursday Night in Het Nieuwe Instituut

Michael Kampe (DE), Bram van Diepen (FR), Ferry Schoew (FR), Rem D Koolhaas (UK) / July 2016

An international group of four fashion professionals is invited to serve on the expert panel at Lichting 2016, the competition for up-and-coming fashion talent.

Lawrence Esho / June 2016

Lawrence Esho gives a lecture as a keynote speaker during International New Town Day organized by INTI. 

Ravi Naidoo (ZA) and Christian Benimana (RW) / June 2016

Two guests coming to the Netherlands for the What Design Can Do conference, will in addition have a programme in Rotterdam to consolidate their network in the field of architecture and design. 

Bill Gaver (UK) / June 2016

In response to his research method Cultural Probe Bill Gaver analyzes the current relationship between designers and their target group. At the Willem de Kooning Academy the professor gives a master class.

Pedro Rivera (BR) / June 2016

Pedro visits the Netherlands to take part in two lectures at Het Nieuwe Instituut and Stroom. Besides he will be introduced to the Dutch architecture and design field.


Rodrigo Delso Gutiérrez (ES) / May 2016

Architect and research Rodrigo Deslo Gutiérrez is invited to participate in the network meeting and discussion OPEN: Technology / Affect / Space 2#: Designing Affect Space

Alistair O’Neill (UK) / May 2016

Fashion historian Alistair O’Neill gives a lecture during the Thursday Night connected to the Temporary Fashion Museum. Besides, O'Neill visits Rotterdam based designers.

Felicity D. Scott / April 2016

Associate professor Felicity D. Scott visits the Netherlands for a lecture at Het Nieuwe Instituut and to gain knowledge about Dutch architecture and urban development.

John Michael Boling (USA) / January 2016

The artist John Michael Boling has come to the Netherlands to work on the new anime series CULTURESPORT and get acquainted with Dutch e-culture.

Vicente Giffoni (BRA) / January 2016

The head of the Brazilian Association for Architectural Firms will visit the Netherlands in advance of a spring trip by members of the organisation.