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.

Past events


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.

Amal Alhaag, Beatriz Colomina, Marten Kuijpers, Victor Muñoz Sanz, Simone C. Niquille, Mark Wigley
Marina Otero Verzier
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
Hans Gremmen
Raphael Coutin, Marina Otero Verzier
Christiane Bosman, Eveline Mulckhuyse
Amsterdam Museum Are.na ArtEZ Corporeal interior architecture Constant Foundation Foundation for Responsible Robotics
The Research Center for Material Culture (RCMC), Amsterdam Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV)
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag Spanish and Belgian Pavilions at 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (Open Call Outside the Box) The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft
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.