Each year, dozens of international professionals working in the fields of architecture, design, fashion and digital 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 2018, Het Nieuwe Instituut received the following international guests:
Lou Stoppard (UK) / Nov 2018
Writer and curator Lou Stoppard visits the Netherlands as part of The Hoodie, an exhibition and public programme that will take place in 2019 at Het Nieuwe Instituut. The Hoodie, curated by Stoppard, examines the role that the garment plays in culture, fashion and politics. In the exhibition, the historical background and current significance of the both controversial and fashionable 'sweater-with-capuchon', which can be regarded as the last Western political garment, will be discussed.
Vertical Atlas / Dec 2018
Media scholars from United States, Ukraine, Russia and Estonia ar visting to partake in Infocosm.ru, a lab devoted to collective research and the creation of a map of the current Russian geo-zone, part of the Vertical Atlas programme of Het Nieuwe Instituut.
Creative Industries Fund NL Open Call / Dec 2018
The nine international speakers from Turkey, Russia, Egypt and Morocco be present during the programme organised around the second Open Call issued by The Creative Industries Fund NL for design projects to contribute to more inclusive cities and societies. They will talk about their design practices and their relationships with street culture, identity, appropriation of public space, and new relationships between the city and countryside.
Allessandra Ponte (CA) / Oct 2018
Alessandra Ponte will give a lecture at Het Nieuwe Instituut entitled Matters of Extraction about the concept of ‘total environment’ and how this relates to energy landscapes and megastructures in Canada. Ponte will also join the Automated Landscapes: Data Centers Seminar where she will partake in a panel.
New Material Award / Oct 2018
The five designers and researchers will visit the New Material Award exhibition where they will be introduced to a few of the nominees – a select group of visual artist, (fashion) designers, and architects who are using new materials and innovative techniques in their work. Next on the programme will be a visit to Material Sense (an independent organisation for material innovation) and the conference DRIVE 2018 towards an Innovative & Inclusive Society (the annual Design Research & Innovation Festival) which will update them on themes such as health, VR in heritage, and living materials.
Egor Kraft (RU) / Oct 2018
Egor Kraft visits the Netherlands for Impakt Festival 2018 (24-28 October) where his installation Air Kiss is programmed. Air Kiss is a film and research project portraying a scenario where citizenship is a digital membership – and ownership – to a collectivized system in which governance is exercised by an artificial intelligence (AI). The project explores the social, political and aesthetic repercussions of algorithmic decision-making executed based on citizens’ location and behaviour. It takes a critical standpoint towards a future society –neither a dystopia nor a utopia– where state and corporate governance is rendered obsolete through a collectively owned and globally distributed neural networks which provides state functions as a virtual service. Kraft visits the Netherlands through the Open Call of Het Nieuwe Instituut’s International Visitors Programme.
Karen Palmer (US) / Oct 2018
Karen Palmer is visiting Holland as part of the Nederlands Filmfestival (NFF) from 27 September to 5 October in Utrecht. Through the Open Call of the International Visitors Programme Palmer was invited by the NFF to participate in the Our Brave New World Sessions on 30 September. Following on this keynote, she will give a workshop on storytelling at LAVA, Amsterdam on 1 October.
Nadia Al Issa-Christidi (US) / Aug 2018
Nadia Al Issa-Christidi will participate in the opening symposium of Fluid Rhythms, a seven-month multidisciplinary programme on living and moving in the city.
Brett Scott (UK) / Sep 2018
Brett Scott visits the Netherlands as part of Balance-Unbalance 2018 (BunB) on September 20 en 21. BunB is an annual international conference on art and design, exploring the intersections between nature, science, technology and society.
Architectural Archives South Africa (ZA) / July 2018
The Architecture Archives at the Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria (UP), has been involved in a variety of conservation, education and research projects over the last few years, including endeavours that continue to be of interest within Dutch-South African shared heritage discussions. Building on a series of discussions in 2017 between the Architecture Archives at the Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria (UP), the Museum Association of South Africa (SAMA), and the Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE), four South African stakeholders in cultural and heritage activities will now visit The Netherlands.
Greece, Turkey and Cyprus / June 2018
Six guests from Greece, Turkey and Cyprus will look for new input on urban development, spatial planning, sustainable cities, smart mobility, and gentrification. During a series of meetings, they will identify options for network enhancement and consolidation in the Dutch design field and will discuss for opportunities for further collaboration.
Mohamed Elshahed (EG) / Jan 2018
Mohamed Elshahed is a Cairo-based architect, independent researcher and writer. During his visit to tht Netherlands he willl join the Thursday Night Lecture Design Dialogues: Based in… at Het Nieuwe Instituut as a panellist for This Design Dialogue that will look critically at the role of locality in the context of design.
Stefana Breitwieser en Tim Walsh (CA) / Mar 2018
From 19 to 21 March 2018, Het Nieuwe Instituut welcomes Stefana Breitwieser and Tim Walsh from The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), experts in the field of digital preservation of born-digital Architecture.