14:00 – 16:30

Workshop, part of Technologies of Certain Bodies, developed in the context of the exhibition WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, 2018. This project is a collaboration between the Research Center for Material Culture and the Research Department of Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.


An evening conversation on FREESPACE, the theme of the Biennale Architettura 2018, jointly organized by Het Nieuwe Instituut and Creative Industries Fund NL. With presentations by the curators of national contributions, as well as the teams selected through the Open Call Architecture Biennale Venice #2 and #3, organized by Creative Industries Fund NL. Moderation by Lara Schrijver, Professor in Architecture at the University of Antwerp.

Past events

24/05/2018 – 27/05/2018
Venice - online

A series of podcasts about obsolescence and revitalization, recorded during the opening days of WORK, BODY, LEISURE.


As part of the RCA International Lecture Series: Venice Previews, curator Marina Otero Verzier will discuss WORK, BODY, LEISURE for the upcoming Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 and the role of exhibition in contemporary practice.


An evening about the technologies and imaginaries of automation, with the teams selected through the Open Call for the Extended Program of the Dutch Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2018, jointly organized by Het Nieuwe Instituut and Creative Industries Fund NL. With Jane Chew, Northscapes Collective (Hamed Khosravi, Taneha K. Bacchin and Filippo laFleur), Syb Groeneveld, Marina Otero Verzier, Paolo Patelli, Matthew Stewart, Giuditta Vendrame and Liam Young. Moderated by sociologist Willem Schinkel.


As part of the WORK, BODY, LEISURE program, Het Nieuwe Instituut is collaborating with the Royal Academy of Arts in London in a panel discussion on March 5th 2018. The event will explore how architecture can help to create inclusive, liveable, and socially aware cities that embrace the full gender spectrum in an age of robotisation, debating whether automation can lead to a feminist utopia and, if it does, what those spaces might look like.

Marina Otero Verzier
Katía Truijen
Amal Alhaag, Beatriz Colomina, Marten Kuijpers, Victor Muñoz Sanz, Simone C. Niquille, Mark Wigley
Jane Chew and Matthew Stewart, Northscapes Collective (Hamed Khosravi, Taneha K. Bacchin and Filippo laFleur), Noam Toran, Giuditta Vendrame, Paolo Pattelli, Liam Young.
Raphael Coutin, Marina Otero Verzier
Hans Gremmen
Christiane Bosman, Eveline Mulckhuyse
Simone C. Niquille
Nick Axel
Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science Creative Industries Fund NL Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Rome, Italy

With the title WORK, BODY, LEISURE the 2018 Dutch Pavilion addresses the spatial configurations, living conditions, and notions of the human body engendered by disruptive changes in labor ethos and conditions.