From Thursday 30 March 2017 the installation Fight, Squat, Resist: Housing Alternatives of Social Movements will be on view as part of Architecture of Appropriation, a long-term research project on squatting as a form of architecture, now on at Het Nieuwe Instituut.
On June 16 2017 the Jaap Bakema Study Centre convened a symposium on the pressing issue of affordable housing, its architecture and planning. The symposium was part of the International Social Housing Festival 2017 and brought together a range of international scholars and designers: Kenny Cupers, Anne Kockelkorn, Jörg Stollmann, René Boer, Mirjana Milanovic, and Dick van Gameren.
Artist and technopolitical strategist Simona Levi will talk about her multidisciplinary practice in which she strives for free culture, e-democracy and the strategic use of digital tools for collective organisation, communication and action.
On Wednesday 24 May 2017 Het Nieuwe Instituut will host an interview in the exhibition Architecture of Appropriation with Giovanni Bozzoli, co-founder of Macao in Milan, and Nicola Baratto, one of the initiators of The Wandering School project.
We often think of architecture as representing this or that. As if it is primarily a symbolic language speaking to us about other things without itself doing much else. But what if it is more than that? Architecture helps us perform our lives, even in its symbolic deeds. With Jacob Voorthuis and Students from the Master in Architecture, Urban Design and Engineering (AUDE) at Eindhoven University of Technology.
This evening the State Archive for Architecture and Urban Planning was squatted in order to explore traces of the Netherlands’ history of squatting and its significance for contemporary architecture. With contributions from curator Hetty Berens, architect Ton Venhoeven, researcher and artist Reinier Kranendonk and researcher and activist René Boer.
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.