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Values for Survival

with the Chief Science Office Amsterdam

Under the title Values for Survival, Caroline Nevejan (Chief Science Officer for the City of Amsterdam) and a large group of scientists, designers, and policymakers present a programme relating to the themes of the Dutch pavilion, with a focus on current spatial issues in the Netherlands.

The Polder of Babel

Independent School for the City

Het Nieuwe Instituut and the City of Rotterdam have commissioned the Polder of Babel – a community of learning exploring the super-diverse city in the Antropocene.

Open Call

with the Creative Industries Fund NL

In December 2019, Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Creative Industries Fund NL selected three design teams from their Open Call for the public parallel programme of the Dutch pavilion. Open Calls like these promote and contribute to knowledge and the development of research in the fields of architecture and urbanism.


Guus Beumer, artistic director Het Nieuwe Instituut
Francien van Westrenen, head of Agency Het Nieuwe Instituut
Afaina de Jong, architect and researcher; Debra Solomon, artist and researcher
Richard Niessen
Laura Pappa, Robert Milne
Juan Arturo García
Caroline Nevejan, Chief Science Officer City of Amsterdam; Huda AbiFarès, graphic design and co-editor
Mike Emmerik, Simone Rots, Independent School for the City
Lada Hršak, Bureau LADA; Chiara Dorbolò and Daphne Bakker, Failed Architecture; Tymon Hogenelst and Jesse van der Ploeg, Studio Wild