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.


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 Venice Architecture Biennale in 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.

Past events

Marina Otero Verzier
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.
Nick Axel
Katía Truijen
Chris van Bokhorst
Simone C. Niquille
Christiane Bosman, Eveline Mulckhuyse
ArtEZ Corporeal interior architecture, Constant Foundation, Creative Industries Fund NL, Embassy and Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Italy, Research Center for Material Culture, TU Delft Faculty of Architecture & Built Environment

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.