Tim ter Wal (1984) started drawing at the age of 3. While he could not yet talk, he managed to express himself through his drawings. Working with chalk on the blackboard became a means to create peace in his mind, as well as a way to process his stimulated imagination from impressions gained on the way to school.
Everything around us has been conceived and designed. The grey streetlight on the corner, the bends in the road, the slots of the mailbox, and the drain of the urinal. In the VPRO podcast Ongesigneerd you can hear the stories behind these inconspicuous objects, not only from designers and users, but also from historians and philosophers. What do these everyday designs say about us and our society?
The experimental documentary FUTURELAND is produced by the Centre for Research Architecture’s Master’s students, which emerges out of collective fieldwork they conducted in the Port of Rotterdam as part of Sonic Acts Academy 2018. As a basis for the film, individual research and collective writing explore the consequences of our contemporary logistical condition.
To celebrate the centenary of the periodical Wendingen, Het Nieuwe Institutes presents an edition of this monthly magazine with design drawings from the National Archive for Architecture and Urban Planning in this pop-in expo.
The Institute of Patent Infringement, by UK-based designers Matthew Stewart and Jane Chew, aims to dissect the dubious world of intellectual property rights that allows 'Big Tech' multinationals a monopoly on ideas concerning automation.
According to the platform nextcity.nl, a strong ecosystem and rich biodiversity are the basis for a higher quality of life for all species, and a fundamental responsibility of their designers. This pop-in expo, 'Building for Biodiversity’, shows the entry of students of Maike van Stiphout and Mathias Lehner (nextcity.nl), who focus on building for biodiversity.
The Geometric Gardens are located in a forest clearing near the Herning Art Museum in Herning, Denmark. The composition consists of nine geometric shapes, an eleven meters long disc, six polygons with eleven meters long sides, a circle and an oval. In this pop-in expo Joost Emmerik presents models of The Geometric Gardens and a series of photographs by Christina Capetillo.
The New Garden is a public space with an ecological system of herbs, shrubs, animals and birds. Artist/designer Frank Bruggeman and ecological horticulturalist Hans Engelbrecht planted the garden in the spring of 2015 on the grounds around Het Nieuwe Instituut. The garden is a temporary landscape like those that spring up on wastelands and vacant inner-city plots. Bruggeman and Engelbrecht have selected plants that are suited to these specific circumstances. This flora is presented in a photo reportage.
Eduard Böhtlingk shows two of his mobile projects: The Marquis and OPENhuis to address the blurring boundaries between what is built and what is around it. Increasing mobility is generated by projects such as the rise and creation of tiny houses and stimulated by the smartphone that disconnects people from a fixed location. In this way, a new impulse is given to mobile architecture.
This pop-in expo shows the graduation projects of the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design which are nominated for the graduation prize De Meester (The Master). The three very different project by Maarten de Haas, Jurgen ten Hoeve and Ben Wegdam show in highly personal ways how young architects and urban designers regard their profession.
For the Cannes Film Festival Studio Sabine Marcelis designed a spatial composition that served as a meeting place for the international film industry. A variation on the composition is on show from 14 October 2017 in Gallery 3.
Mallification is a two-year research project that traces the physical and digital developments of the shopping mall. The exhibition is centred around the film The Creators of Shopping Worlds by the German filmmaker Harun Farocki (1944-2014) that analyses how malls are being designed in order to maximise traffic and sales.
The High Life is a counter-proposal for developmental strategies in Gamashie, the historic core of the Ghanaian capital Accra. A project by Jesse Honsa, Pratyusha Suryakant, Federica Zatta and The Berlage.
Gallery 3 presents Discreet Violence: Architecture and the French War in Algeria, an exhibition by Samia Henni. During the Algerian Revolution (1954–1962), the French civil and military authorities profoundly reorganized Algeria’s urban and rural territory, drastically transformed its built environments, rapidly implanted new infrastructure, and strategically built new settlements in order to keep Algeria under French colonial rule and protect France’s interests in Algeria.
To mark the De Stijl centenary, which is being celebrated under the theme 100 years of De Stijl. From Mondriaan to Dutch Design, PostNL has joined forces with Het Nieuwe Instituut and The Gemeentemuseum in The Hague to produce a set of ten postage stamps. The De Stijl stamps bear images of masterpieces from both museums’ collections. This summer’s ‘pop-in expo’ at Het Nieuwe Instituut will show the context in which this stamp collection, designed by PutGootink designers, was made. The exhibition contains a film about the process of making the stamps, a masterpiece from the Theo van Doesburg collection, and a contemporary wallpaper design inspired by De Stijl.
What should we do with vacant buildings? Where there is vacancy, there is room for something new, be it housing, leisure or healthcare facilities. Surprising combinations often follow, such as a school or a community centre in a factory complex, a shop in a church or a recreation area in a military zone.
In 2015, the design collective Pink Pony Express set out to find a model of Willemstad from 1973 which had disappeared from the Madurodam miniature park in 1991. In the radio documentary ‘Waar is Willemstad’, they told the story of the model’s remarkable journey, which started 43 years ago and ended in Curaçao.
The international conference Alive. Active. Adaptive. on 19 and 20 June 2017 in Het Nieuwe Instituut inspired this Pop-in expo. The conference brought together design practitioners, researchers, engineers, architects and artists to discuss the future of emerging materials and the implications for design research and practice. The conference was organised by the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG).
Spong3D is a proof of concept research for an adaptive 3D printed facade system that integrates multiple functions to optimize thermal performances according to the different environmental conditions throughout the year.
‘Jalan’ was shot in Jogjakarta and is part of a series of four films about the microeconomy and resourcefulness in urban public space. Street vendors improvise, claim sidewalks and recycle materials to generate an income. In 2014 Tomesen took her shop-on-wheels named 'Toko', filled with typical Indonesian plastic household products, like a Javan merchant, to the suburban areas of Amsterdam-North.
Rotterdam-based designers Ward van Gemert and Adriaan van der Ploeg began working together as NIGHTSHOP in 2010. Since then, they’ve explored a mix of elements of ‘high’ and popular culture in their designs, so investigating the boundaries between supposed good and bad taste. This week’s Pop-in expo features a selection of their recent work: Business Furniture, Crackerjack and The Strangers/The people in our street.
Visual artist Jeroen Kramer’s recent project Meltdown Models explores possible scenarios for post-apocalyptic landscapes, urban planning and architecture. The work consists of several sculptures that reference architectural models.
It will certainly take a while, but it’s going to happen one day: the colonization of the Moon and Mars. Space agencies, scientists, international companies and architects are already planning a new society beyond the Earth. These developments put the notion of ‘public space’ and its limits into a new and challenging context. The (im)possibilities seem endless.
Influenced by the particular context of a city attempting to redefine itself through design and technology, a new breed of architecture studios is emerging in Eindhoven: Open Architecture Office, Werkstatt, UArchitects, Atelier to the Bone, Houben/Van Mierlo, Wenink Holtkamp, 12N/Fulco Treffers and Ateliereen.
This week's pop-in expo features the work of Design Museum Dharavi. This unique museum, based in the neighbourhood of Dharavi, Mumbai, showcases products by talented locals in the form of a nomadic exhibition space, and employs design as a tool to promote social change and innovation on a global scale.
The One Minutes is a global network devoted to moving image. Every month, a different artist is asked to put together a new series of 60- second films that investigate how we perceive and engage with moving image. Museums and cultural organisations around the world subscribe to the series.
White Spots is a multimedia project by documentary filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak, visual artist Jacqueline Hassink and information designer Richard Vijgen. Stepping beyond the frontiers of the networked world, they explore unwired landscapes, communities and lifestyles, and question the need to be always “on”, plugged into a single, seamless, planetary techtopia.
In her ongoing research on cultural identity artist Sandim Mendes explores in MASQ e CABEZAS 11 the realm of the subconscious mind and its role in the construction of identity. The result is a series of photographs, textiles and drawings.
With the pop-in expo From the human perspective art platform The Publisher shows us the artistic talent of refugees that came to Europe in recent years. Through art, the power of the individual and the need for self-expression asylum procedures are been investigated. This pop-in expo shows the positive effect of creativity on integration.
Todopia is a semi-mobile living / workspace designed by artist Reinier Kranendonk. Through Todopia he makes a plea for independent and self-sufficient existence. The various objects within this living / workspace allow the audience to identify with an autarkic way of life.
Artist Diana Scherer is selected by the jury of the 2016 New Material Award as the New Material Fellow. For the next months Het Nieuwe Instituut will support Scherer as she develops her research project further. Scherer was awarded the fellowship for her Interwoven project, in which she manipulates plant root systems to create a textile-like material.
The past 25 years of architecture and urban planning policy have yielded a bountiful and colourful harvest. Compiled by the Office of the Government Architect, the exhibition brings together numerous projects that came about through the incentive policies and the patronage of the State. Moreover, the exhibition devotes ample attention to young talent, internationalisation, and developments in architectural education.
Students of the Willem de Kooning Academy’s Digital Craft program present their second instalment of works on Craft and Radiation. In Digital Craft: Talk Radio more conversational projects about our wireless world are brought to the fore.