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Become a Member of Het Nieuwe Instituut and you’ll support our mission to navigate the vast and evolving field of design. You’ll also be inspired by our special program of Members’ events, meeting up with other like-minded people as we invite you to reflect with us on design’s changing role in technology, economics, culture and society.

With a Studio Membership, your whole organization can benefit. You’ll enjoy regular opportunities to step outside the daily work routine, in addition to free access to events and exhibitions.

Members are specially invited to and have discounts on:

Thursday Night Live!

Thinkers, designers and makers discuss urgent issues, research and critically reflect on architecture, design and digital culture.


Thursday Night Workshops

Designers from the fields of architecture, design and digital culture share their creative process with participants.


Studio Visits

A series of evenings dedicated to contemporary architectural practice, its challenges and its possibilities.

Members’ events


Members and Friends of Het Nieuwe Instituut are invited for a preview prior to the festive opening of the three new exhibitions: Speculative Design Archive, Habitat: Expanding Architecture and Prix de Rome Architecture 2018.


What if we could tackle both the world’s energy and food problems? What if we could harvest both electricity and food within one system using the power of the sun? Power Plant is the world’s first self-powering greenhouse, developed by solar designer Marjan van Aubel. In the Power Plant workshop, we will develop concepts in a short time and translate them into scale models.


Members are invited to join the opening of La Biennale di Venezia on 25 May 2018. 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 labour ethos and conditions. 

21:00 – 21:30

Special Biennale Architettura 2018 edition of Thursday Night Live 26/4: Free entrance for Members and a short discussion afterwards about ‘They Invented a New Machine’.