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A day-long program invites architects, artists, data center industry experts, critics and political scientists to address the architecture of data centers — a new spatial typology for human and machine cohabitation, and testing ground for post-human institutions.


10:30 Welcome
By Anastasia Kubrak (Het Nieuwe Instituut)

10:40 Session 1 Data Centers, Automation & Digital Economy
With Stijn Grove (Dutch Data Center Assosiation), Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli (OMA) and Aleksandar Joksimovic (OMA), in conversation with Marina Otero Verzier (Het Nieuwe Instituut) and Kamil Dalkir (RCA)

12:30 Lunch break
Het Nieuwe Café is open for lunch

13:30 Session 2 Infrastructure & Geographies of Avoidance
With Femke Herregraven, Oliver Smith (Demystification Committee) and Mirva Salminen (University of Lapland) and Alessandra Ponte (University of Montreal)

15:30 Break

16:00 Session 3 Architecture of Data Centers
With Joost Vos (Benthem Crouwel), Mike Klerks & Niels Hensen (ITB2), Mark Minkjan (Failed Architecture), in conversation with Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli (OMA) and Marina Otero Verzier (Het Nieuwe Instituut)

10:30 – 18:00

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Standard€ 12,50
Students€ 6,25