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2022
20
Oct
20/10/2022 – 31/12/2022
 

Based on the short film of the same name by artists Mandy El-Sayegh and Helena Hunter and curator Renan Laru-an, Sourcebook is an exhibition that expands on methods of artistic research, notably within archival collections, exploring and showcasing research impulses through their “conceptual, material and structural coincidences”. The exhibition can be seen until the end of 2022 in Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Research Centre and is shown together with archival material from the National Collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut.

2022
08
Dec

How can Indonesian researchers, artists and architects enjoy better access to the ex-colonial archives stored in Rotterdam as part of the Dutch National Collection? Het Nieuwe Instituut joins forces with Indonesian platforms Gudskul and arsitekturindonesia.org for a series of workshops and a public exhibition exploring ways to improve accessibility and future collaboration.

2023
12
Jan

How can Indonesian researchers, artists and architects enjoy better access to the ex-colonial archives stored in Rotterdam as part of the Dutch National Collection? Het Nieuwe Instituut joins forces with Indonesian platforms Gudskul and arsitekturindonesia.org for a series of workshops and a public exhibition exploring ways to improve accessibility and future collaboration.

Past events

2022
03
Nov

Heritage innovates. It does this partly through technological progress, but mainly by questioning current practice. A collection is not a neutral representation of the past, but acquires meaning through interactions with, and interpretations of, new generations of users. This means that heritage must, by definition, be future-oriented. At the conference Disclosing Futures – Rethinking Heritage, on 2 and 3 November in Het Nieuwe Instituut, we will discuss the reorientation of the role of heritage, and innovation as a condition for sustainable collection management.

2022
02
Nov
13:30 – 15:00
 

In two sessions, we will explore the possibilities of VR and XR design for new modes of research and the public display of archival documents. The starting point is the XR test installation on show in the foyer of Het Nieuwe Instituut: Alison’s Room, designed by Paula Strunden. The installation consists of an immersive reconstruction of the work room of the British architect Alison Smithson and the archive of the practice she shared with her husband Peter.

2022
02
Nov
11:00 – 12:30
 

In two sessions, we will explore the possibilities of VR and XR design for new modes of research and the public display of archival documents. The starting point is the XR test installation on show in the foyer of Het Nieuwe Instituut: Alison’s Room, designed by Paula Strunden. The installation consists of an immersive reconstruction of the work room of the British architect Alison Smithson and the archive of the practice she shared with her husband Peter.

2022
02
Nov

Heritage innovates. It does this partly through technological progress, but mainly by questioning current practice. A collection is not a neutral representation of the past, but acquires meaning through interactions with, and interpretations of, new generations of users. This means that heritage must, by definition, be future-oriented. At the conference Disclosing Futures – Rethinking Heritage, on 2 and 3 November in Het Nieuwe Instituut, we will discuss the reorientation of the role of heritage, and innovation as a condition for sustainable collection management.

2021
16
Dec
19:30 – 21:00
Het Nieuwe Instituut Online

In this edition of Archive Explorations, we take a look at examples of the ‘blueprint experiment’ and discuss the cross-disciplinary relationships between design and artistic practice and photography then and now. With contributions by Susanna Brown, Carolin Lange, Harm te Velde and Hetty Berens. The evening will be moderated by Ellen Smit.

2021
07
Oct

During the third public gathering of Collecting Otherwise, the audience is invited to join the conversation. Which alternative methodologies can enrich the archives of the National Collection for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning? And how do we collect otherwise, including other points of view? Invited speakers Jos Boys (Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative/UCL) Mitchell Esajas, Nychenda Fecunda (The Black Archives), Aska Welford, Rika Theo (UvA) and Working Group members Micheal Karabinos and Harriet Rose Morley, will join the discussions on case studies presented during the event.

2021
27
May

During the second public gathering of Collecting Otherwise, the audience is invited to join the conversation. Which alternative methodologies can enrich the archives of the National Collection for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning? And how do we collect otherwise, including other points of view? Working group members, who are part of Disclosing Architecture, researchers Renan Laru-an and Yasmin Tri Aryani, curator Staci Bu Shea and artist Hannah Dawn Henderson will join the discussions on case studies presented during the event.

2021
11
Feb

During the first public gathering of Collecting Otherwise, the audience is invited to join the conversation. Which alternative methodologies can enrich the archives of the National Collection for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning? And how do we collect otherwise, including other points of view? The research team, whose members form part of Disclosing Architecture, will be introduced, followed by discussions on case studies presented during the event.

2020
08
Oct

Many post-war design drawings, pamphlets and posters in Het Nieuwe Instituut’s archives incorporate rub-down lettering or brightly coloured self-adhesive plastic foils. During this edition of Archive Explorations, experts on architecture, animated films and 1970s protest culture explore the possibilities and use of these materials from historical and contemporary perspectives. 

2020
27
May
20:00 – 21:00
Het Nieuwe Instituut Online

Hermine Giefing-Elzas and her husband Abraham Elzas liked to travel. Little is known about their journeys, but the holiday photos they took in various places in Europe may reveal their unknown fascinations and sources of inspiration. In the context of Disclosing Architecture, Het Nieuwe Instituut is starting a public investigation into these private images in the hope of not only gaining new insights about Abraham Elzas and Hermine Giefing-Elzas, but also to establish new connections between the hundreds of archives which make up the Dutch national collection. We invite you to analyse the images and uncover unknown histories.

2020
07
Feb

The collection of artist Theo van Doesburg (1883-1931) at Het Nieuwe Instituut consists mainly of colour designs, architectural drawings and photo-mechanical reproductions on tracing paper. This important collection is being examined, conserved and, if necessary, restored to preserve it for the future. During Art Rotterdam, project leader Elza van den Berg and curator Eline de Graaf of Het Nieuwe Instituut discuss the ongoing research and restoration project. 

 

2020
06
Feb

The collection of artist Theo van Doesburg (1883-1931) at Het Nieuwe Instituut consists mainly of colour designs, architectural drawings and photo-mechanical reproductions on tracing paper. This important collection is being examined, conserved and, if necessary, restored to preserve it for the future. During Art Rotterdam, project leader Elza van den Berg and curator Eline de Graaf of Het Nieuwe Instituut discuss the ongoing research and restoration project.