Automated Landscapes is part of the ongoing commitment of Het Nieuwe Instituut to address the implications of automation and artificial intelligence for architecture, design and digital culture, developed through a series of projects, including:
WORK, BODY, LEISURE
WORK, BODY, LEISURE, first conceived as the Dutch contribution to the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, addresses the spatial configurations, modes of living, and notions of the human body engendered by disruptive changes in labor ethos and conditions. The exhibition is now on show in Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.
Garden of Machines
In the context of the 34th World Expo opening in Milan on May 1st, Het Nieuwe Instituut addresses this phenomenon from different perspectives between April 26 and August 23. The exhibition Garden of Machines speculates on a new ecosystem in which technical and organic beings learn to live together.
The Mansholt Letter
The 34th World Expo opened in Milan on 1 May 2015. Under the title ‘Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life’, a collective of national states, multinationals and relief agencies assembled for the occasion will present the future of global agriculture, food and energy supply to millions of visitors. This occasion has prompted Het Nieuwe Instituut and Slow Food to initiate The Mansholt Letter; a plea to European policy makers for the introduction of a moral food policy and a new élan for the European Union.
Cities of Making
On 27 October 2017, Het Nieuwe Instituut hosted a consortium meeting of Cities of Making, a European project asking the what, where, and how of 21st-century urban manufacturing. Het Nieuwe Instituut is one of the partners collaborating with the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft, in envisioning what the spatial conditions of re-industrialization might look like in the cities Brussels, London, and Rotterdam.
In Loving Support
Marina Otero Verzier, head of Research & Development at Het Nieuwe Instituut, wrote the following introduction to the publication 'Loving Support'.