Pop-in Expo
Varying presentations in the foyer

Designing for Precarious Citizens

In the Designing for Precarious Citizens-project three contemporary designers took upon the challenge to translate Niegeman’s ideas to today’s society. Artist Giuditta Vendrame, interaction designer Klasien van de Zandschulp and speculative designer Frank Kolkman all developed an installation aimed at three completely different precarious groups. All three designers took completely different approaches. Kolkman researched the consequences of the platform economy for social housing tenants. Van de Zandschulp considered people at home, specially in the kitchen, as a growing precarious group as a consequence of the growing automatization of the home. And lastly, Vendrame looked at the precariousness of people residing on water as an unstable ground for living conditions in relation to citizenship. All three designers relate to the theme in completely different ways, showcasing the complexity of precariousness in today’s society.

100 Years of Bauhaus

The project originated with the involvement of Artez Future Makers in the context of 100 years of Bauhaus. Professor Jeroen van den Eijnde wrote an article for the publication accompanying the exhibition in the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. In his article Bauhaus, Binnenhuis and (outside) space Van den Eijnde describes the influence of the architect, designer and Bauhaus teacher Johan Niegeman on Dutch art education, in particular in the field of interior architecture.

Pop-in Expo

New presentations of mainly young design talent can be seen in the foyer of Het Nieuwe Instituut every few weeks. It is a way of highlighting a striking design or innovative research, whether or not it is connected with the current exhibition and debate programme of Het Nieuwe Instituut.



Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free entrance